A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal distribution in a digital image. It plots the number of pixels for each tonal value. Photographers use histograms as an aid to show the distribution of tones captured, and whether image detail has been lost to blown-out highlights or blacked-out shadows.
Does your camera allow you to view the histogram for a photo? Do you know how to display the histogram on your camera? Add a comment to this post describing how to view the histogram on your camera. Use this format:
- Type of camera: [the make and model of your camera]
- Steps to display the histogram: [the sequence of menus or button presses to display the histogram]
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