Why digital enhancement of rock paintings works: Rescaling and saturating colours

Bruno David, John Brayer, Ian J. McNiven, Alan Watchman

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Abstract


With the advent of relatively inexpensive image-handling computer programmes, digital image enhancement is more readily available to archaeologists. This paper describes the principles behind image enhancement and its application to rock-art in particular. Its use at a site in Torres Strait shows how it can be used successfully to reveal faded rock paintings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-792
Number of pages12
JournalAntiquity
Volume75
Issue number290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colour science
  • Digital image enhancement
  • Digital photography
  • Rock-art
  • Torres Strait

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