35. Digital Enhancement of Deteriorated and Superimposed Pigment Art: Methods and Case Studies

  1. Jo McDonald2 and
  2. Peter Veth3
  1. Liam M. Brady and
  2. Robert G. Gunn

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch35

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Brady, L. M. and Gunn, R. G. (2012) Digital Enhancement of Deteriorated and Superimposed Pigment Art: Methods and Case Studies, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. Monash University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892

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Keywords:

  • rock art in the digital age, Torres Strait, patterns of inter-regional interaction;
  • digital enhancement of deteriorated and superimposed pigment art;
  • “digital revolution” using computer enhancement techniques;
  • parietal art and methods in recording, date sites and pictures;
  • computer-aided image enhancement, recording/preserving of rock art;
  • context of pigment art, digital in recovery of deteriorated, damaged imagery;
  • digital technology, in color correction or faded imagery reconstitution;
  • photographic enhancement of pigment art, recovering deteriorated motifs;
  • enhancing pigment art using Photoshop©, identifying faded/deteriorated colors;
  • Decorrelation Stretch, or DStretch©, artificial highlighting of colors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • The Role of Digital Technology in Rock Art Research

  • Methods of Enhancement

  • Case Study 1: Recovering Pigment Art in Torres Strait, Northeastern Australia

  • Case Study 2: Superimpositions in Jawoyn Country, Northern Australia

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References