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Grayscale and resolution trade-offs in photographic image quality
Author(s): Joyce E. Farrell
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes the results of a visual psychophysical investigation of the relationship between two important printer parameters: addressability (expressed in terms of dots per inch or DPI) and grayscale capability (expressed in terms of the number of graylevels per pixel). The photographic image quality of print output increases with both the printer DPI and the number of graylevels per pixel. The experiments described in this paper address the following questions: At what point is there no longer a perceptual advantage of DPI or graylevels, and how do these two parameters tradeoff?

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3016, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II, (3 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274508
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Joyce E. Farrell, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3016:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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