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The width of the histogram shows the dynamic range (contrast) of the image. There are 255 columns. One column each for 255 different values from black to white. Wider is more contrast. If you have a column in the black and a column in the white, you have the maximum contrast image that the histogram is capable of showing. The height of the histogram ...


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My question is - can I tell which photo has more contrast from the histogram? You can and you can't. You can tell to the point. A narrow histogram generally indicates a fairly flat image, while a broad histogram generally indicates good contrast. So your image on the left has better contrast because it extends further into the Whites than the image on the ...


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Yes I would agree the left image has more contrast, for two reasons. The main one is that because the right image is underexposed, there is lost detail in the blacks and the highlights don't extend to the edge of the histogram, so no pure whites, while the first image covers the full extent between 0-255. Also there is a larger peak in both the shadows and ...



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