What is image enhancement?

The enhance image feature built into BookWright will improve the printed results of most images by slightly lightening and sharpening your images. 

What does image enchancement do?
What types of images work best with image enhancement?
What types of images do not work well with image enhancement?
How can I turn image enhancement on or off? 
How can I see the result?
Sample 1: an image that would work well with image enhancement
Sample 2: an image that would not work well with image enhancement

What does Enhance Image do? 

Selecting the Enhance Image option in BookWright analyzes your image and optimizes it for our printing process. It improves most types of images, with a few exceptions as noted below.

  • It will enhance the darker areas of your images and slightly increase contrast so that the printed image will better match what you see on your monitor. 
  • Enhance Image will not dramatically change your photos. It's a slight enhancement so your normal photos print with better exposure and as sharp as possible.
  • It won't fix red-eye.
  • It won't make a blurry image sharp.

What types of images work best with image enhancement?

  • Images which have a full spectrum of lights and shadows. 
  • Typical images taken with a dSLR, compact digital cameras (aka "point and shoot" cameras) and camera phones.
  • Images which have not already been post-processed (lightened, sharpened, etc.) using Photoshop or a similar program.

What types of images do not work well with image enhancement?

  • Images lacking both light and dark areas such as a flat grey sky.
  • Drawings, illustrations or line art.
  • Black and white images. 
  • Images that have already been edited/post-processed to improve contrast, sharpening, etc.

How can I turn image enhacement on or off?

Click the image container on the page in your book. Then click the Enhance Image switch at the bottom of the photo tools so it slides to the right and turns green (on) or click so it slides to the left (off). 

How do I see the change?

When you turn on Enhance Image as above you'll see an immediate preview of the changes. If you change your mind, simply turn it off  again. 

Note that your printed photo may not match exactly what you see on screen due to variations in monitor calibration, paper density and printing processes. But this will give you a rough idea of the changes to expect. Remember, the change will be relatively slight--just enough to make most images a bit brighter and a bit sharper. 

As always, if ordering multiple copies of a new book we recommend you order and review a single proof copy before placing your larger order.

Enhance Image turned off

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Enhance Image turned on

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Sample 1: an image that would work well 

In this sample you see a color photo with light areas and dark areas in the photo and it will look great with image enhancement. 

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Sample 2: an image that would not work well

This image would not benefit from image enhancement. It is fairly flat (mostly the same grey color and limited darker areas) and does not have the full range of lights and darks.

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