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Interactive image-enhancement for the desktop printing of digital photographs

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The proportion of digital photographs that are printed at home by the consumer continues to plummet, and commercial printers continue to capture an increasing share of this market. A principal reason for this trend is due to the frustration expressed by consumers over their disappointment with the quality of desk-top prints, and their inability to effect the outcome, since the tools provided by the desk-top printing industry are generally inadequate, technically complicated or ineffective. This dissatisfaction is compounded by the fact that the digital camera industry has not yet provided either image-acquisition technologies or post-processing facilities that allow the consumer to control the rendition of flesh tones and faces to personal preference, long known to be the key to consumer satisfaction. The author will describe the basic imaging principles brought together for a simple user-friendly solution to this problem, allowing custom selection of flesh tones by non-technical consumers on the basis of individual preference. Results from among those for a large number of typical consumer images will be demonstrated.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

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