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false color

noun
1.
photography using infrared-sensitive film that produces images in which heat-emitting areas or objects appear red.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
false-color, adjective
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Examples for false color
  • The images are shown in false color to make water visible against the land.
  • One such disclaimer should cover false color for images from outside the visible range.
  • The yellowish part in the upper right of this false color image is that volcanic vent.
  • It's mostly composed of old stars that look red to our eye, so again it's blue in this false color image.
  • Many readers here appreciate false color images of heavenly bodies.
  • But add some false color produced by satellite sensors, and the result is stunning.
  • The presence of red, green and blue pixels in every line also eliminates false color issues.

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