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(of a photograph, movie, or television picture) showing a high degree of contrast.
- ‘They can be very contrasty, and the range of highlights and shadows may be beyond the capacity of your film to record.’
- ‘Beautiful fine-grain film easily gets too contrasty.’
- ‘This is a very contrasty negative that will not print well even on a grade 0 or 1 paper.’
- ‘The dark tones have all the opposite properties, being coarse, grainy, cold and contrasty.’
- ‘His wonderfully contrasty pictures made us all aware of the noble, Roman solidity of some of the structures and the simple, honed elegance of their detailing.’
- ‘Lighting in these environments presents a twofold problem: The canopy of treetops makes it dim, and it is almost always dappled and contrasty.’
- ‘The paper must generally be a contrasty bromide emulsion.’
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