6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 10:20 AM by echowell6@hotmail.com RSS

    What is "dither"?

    echowell6@hotmail.com

      What is "dither"?

        • 1. Re: What is "dither"?
          Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

          This sounds like more of a Photoshop or Photoshop Elements question.

           

          But dithering has to do with how the program assimilates a color gradient in a file without much color range. For instance, if you convert an RGB or grayscale photo to pure black and white, shades of gray will be converting to dithering, or a pattern of little black squares, as in the illustration on this page.

          http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/glossary/l/bldithering.htm

           

          Though dithering can also have other means in other digital formats, like video and audio.

           

          What context are you seeing it in?

          • 2. Re: What is "dither"?
            echowell6@hotmail.com Community Member

            Steve, 

            Thank you.  But, I still feel like a dithering idiot..........

                              Elwood

             

                              

             

            Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:14:12 -0700

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            Subject: What is "dither"?

             

             

             

             

             

             

                  

                       

                       

                       

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            This sounds like more of a Photoshop or Photoshop Elements question.

            But dithering has to do with how the program assimilates a color gradient in a file without much color range. For instance, if you convert an RGB or grayscale photo to pure black and white, shades of gray will be converting to dithering, or a pattern of little black squares, as in the illustration on this page.

            http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/glossary/l/bldithering.htm

            Though dithering can also have other means in other digital formats, like video and audio.

            What context are you seeing it in?

             

             

             

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            • 3. Re: What is "dither"?
              Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

              No, it's a very good question. I had to struggle to articulate the answer!

              • 4. Re: What is "dither"?
                echowell6@hotmail.com Community Member

                Steve,

                While I have your attention, I am an artist, a painter, and am trying to figure out how to send email images of my paintings from Elements 11. I have been sending trial emails to myself and every time I make an attempt to do so the images come up very tiny and not as the image but as some sort of tiny icon. I use to be able to perform this task quite easily.....now it is a complete mystery to me on how to do it. I am being driven batty by this what use to be a simple one, two, three task.

                  Elwood

                The discription of dithering as "noise" made some sense to me.

                 

                Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:41:40 -0700

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                No, it's a very good question. I had to struggle to articulate the answer!

                 

                 

                 

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                • 5. Re: What is "dither"?
                  Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                  Well, the challenge is e-mail itself. You can't send large images over e-mail. And even if you can, it's not a good idea.

                   

                  More often, it's wiser to post the photos of your work to a web site and then e-mail links to it. Photoshop Elements and the Elements Organizer come with links to http://AdobeRevel.com, a site that includes lots of free space for displaying your work.

                   

                  But you can also use sites like Flickr and Picasa too, of course.

                   

                  If you're determined to e-mail your photos, it's usually not a good idea to send photos much larger than 800x600 pixels in size. That's probably not enough to show much detail in your work, but it's enough to offer a medium-resolution proof to your clients.

                   

                  I cover how to do a lot of this in my Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements, if you're interested. Reading it would be much easier than trying to hunt and peck away at answers on this forum.

                  http://Muvipix.com/pe11.php

                  • 6. Re: What is "dither"?
                    echowell6@hotmail.com Community Member

                    I'll do that, thank you again.

                     

                      Have a nice day.

                     

                             Elwood

                     

                    Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:02:27 -0700

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                    Subject: What is "dither"?

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                          

                               

                               

                               

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                        created by Steve Grisetti in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion

                     

                     

                     

                    Well, the challenge is e-mail itself. You can't send large images over e-mail. And even if you can, it's not a good idea.

                    More often, it's wiser to post the photos of your work to a web site and then e-mail links to it. Photoshop Elements and the Elements Organizer come with links to http://AdobeRevel.com, a site that includes lots of free space for displaying your work.

                    But you can also use sites like Flickr and Picasa too, of course.

                    If you're determined to e-mail your photos, it's usually not a good idea to send photos much larger than 800x600 pixels in size. That's probably not enough to show much detail in your work, but it's enough to offer a medium-resolution proof to your clients.

                    I cover how to do a lot of this in my Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements, if you're interested. Reading it would be much easier than trying to hunt and peck away at answers on this forum.

                    http://Muvipix.com/pe11.php

                     

                     

                     

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