SmartColor™ is an optional automatic repro module for Color Factory Professional and Color Factory Enterprise that offers the following important enhancements:
- Contrast enhancement
- Color enhancement
- Shadow and highlights enhancement
- Natural color enhancement
The contrast enhancement feature determines the optimum settings for white- and black-point level and for the gamma correction. The advantage of this technology is that difficult scenes like snow, night, portrait, flash, and other images are detected, enabling optimal corrections.
Color enhancement differentiates a normal colour cast situation from special cast situations like artificial light, portrait with skin tone, white point or colored black point, for example in the green trees.
Shadows and highlights enhancement
This is one of the most important image enhancement steps. The enhancement results are obvious, especially in the shadow areas where much more detail will be visible. Shadows and highlights enhancement also acts on the highlights which are near saturation. A good example is flash portrait images shot at night. Here shadows and highlights enhancement can bring back some skin details in an overexposed face.
Natural color enhancement
This is a color enhancement of key natural colors which have to be pleasant for the human eye. These are skin tones, sky, vegetation and others. For these colors we define colour points which pull less pleasing colors closer to more appealing colors.