contrasty

[kuhn-tras-tee, kon-tras-]
adjective Photography.
(of a subject, photograph, or film stock) having or producing a preponderance of dark and light tones with few intermediate shades.

Origin:
1890–95; contrast + -y1

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contrasty (kənˈtrɑːstɪ)
 
adj
(of a photograph or subject) having sharp gradations in tone, esp between light and dark areas

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Compared to the daguerreotype, it is a duller, less contrasty image.
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