What is Auto-Enhance image enhancement?

Automatic image enhancement ("Auto-Enhance") is a feature built into BookWright. It will improve the printed results of most images by slightly lightening and sharpening your images. 

What does Auto-Enhance do?
What types of images work best with Auto-Enhance?
What types of images do not work well with Auto-Enhance?
How can I turn Auto-Enhance on or off? 
How can I see the result?
Sample 1: an image that would work well with Auto-Enhance.
Sample 2: an image that would not work well with Auto-Enhance.
Sample 3: before and after enhancement. 

What does Auto-Enhance do? 

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

You'll see the following benefits when selecting Auto-Enhance:

  • 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. 
  • Auto-Enhance will not dramatically change your photos--it is simply a slight enhancement so your normal photos print with good exposure and as sharp as possible.
  • Please note that image enhancement will not fix red-eye.

What types of images work best with Auto-Enhance?

  • 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 similar a program.

What types of images do not work well with Auto-Enhance?

You should not use image enhancement with these types of images:

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

How can I turn Auto-Enhance on or off?

To turn Auto-Enhance on or off, click the Photos icon. Then click the Auto-Enhance switch so it slides to the right and turns green (on) or click so it slides to the left (off). 

How can I see the result?

When you turn on Auto-Enhance as above, you'll see an immediate preview. If you do not want to apply Auto-Enhance to your printed book be sure to turn it off before you upload. 

Note that your printed book may not match exactly what you see on screen due to variations in monitor calibration, paper density and printing processes. However, this will give you a rough idea of the changes to expect.

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

Auto-Enhance turned off

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Auto-Enhance turned on

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Sample 1: an image that would work well with image enhancement

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 with image enhancement

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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Sample 3: before and after enhancement

Before: the original image taken from the camera.

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After: the improvements applied upon upload of your book.

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