American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or producing sharp contrasts between light and dark areas in photography.
- adj. having sharp differences between black and white
- contrast + -y (Wiktionary)
“contrasty" at times, if you know what we mean, but overall, it steals the show.”
“The start image is all important to what you will actually get, it needs to be a contrasty 8 bit image.”
“Blu-Ray gives me stunningly sharp, clean and contrasty 1080p images with superb sound.”
“I'm curious to see some shots in daylight with contrasty scenes to see how good the dynamic range is and how it copes with skintones in bright sunshine.”
“It's hard to describe the look it gives, sort of a glamor, glow, contrasty looking thing.”
“The copy of it that slid out was a contrasty translation of the original, all the gentle blue and yellow turned into black and white.”
“So they all said, ‘He likes it contrasty’—contrasty!”
“Probably also the dark, high contrasty black shadows and costume design.”
“The paintings are more hard-edge and contrasty, and the colors and values are incorrect.”
“They're not terribly contrasty, relying much on color temperature and more mid-value control.”
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