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highlights

The bright areas of a subject or scene, often the result of gentle Reflections of lights. Strong reflections are called Kicks or hot spots. The size and intensity of highlights are determined in part by the hard or soft nature of the light and the subject texture. Tip: Diffusion enlarges and softens highlights. See: Fall-off (light on a surface).

tiffaneduglossary

highlights

The brightest areas of a subject and the corresponding areas in a negative, a print, or a slide.
kodakglosarry1999

highlights

Visually the brightest, or photometrically the most luminant, areas of a subject. In the negative image, the areas of greatest density; in the positive image, the areas of least density.
kodakcine

highlights

Lightest portions of an image (e.g. photograph) or halftone, as compared to midtones, shadows.
canonglossaryus

highlights

Small, very brightpart of image or object. Highlights should generally be pure white, although theterm is sometimes used to describe the lightest tones of a picture, which, in thatcase, may need to contain some detail.
mirglossary

highlights

The brightest or lightest parts of a photograph.
ephotozine