Mackie line


Mack·​ie line
: a light outline at the edge of dense or dark parts of a photographic image caused by a retardation of development in the edge area compare adjacency effect

Word History


after Alexander Mackie, 19th century scientist

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“Mackie line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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