Definition of acutance in English:


Syllabification: a·cut·ance
Pronunciation: /əˈkyo͞otns


  • 1The sharpness of a photographic or printed image.
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    • Not only is the roll printable, it has extremely high acutance - the prints from it appear almost unreally sharp.
    • Highlight separation, sharpness and acutance are increased because they give more pronounced edge effects than other developers.
    • Because of the tanning effect of catechol on emulsion gelatine, it has many of the properties of pyrogallol, including high acutance and low fog.
  • 1.1A measure of this.


1950s: from acute + -ance.

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