Digital cameras typically offer a range of ‘picture styles’ to suit different subjects or different tastes in color rendition. Canon calls these Picture Styles, Nikon calls them Picture Controls and other camera makers have their own names. They include options like ‘Vivid’, ‘Landscape’, ‘Portrait’ and ‘Black and white’, but the key point with all of […]
Where the image histogram is abruptly cut off at one or both edges. It means that some image detail is completely lost in solid black shadows (shadow clipping) or completely white highlights (highlight clipping). Some shadow clipping can be acceptable, but highlight clipping usually looks bad.
For videographers, it can also mean audio clipping, where the sound levels suddenly shoot beyond the range of the microphone or sound recorder, or its current gain setting.