Definition of luminance
1 : the quality or state of being luminous
2 : the luminous intensity of a surface in a given direction per unit of projected area
Examples of luminance in a Sentence
the emerald had a pure, icy green luminance
the landscapes of the French painter Claude Lorraine have a unique luminance that no other artist has quite captured
Recent Examples of luminance from the Web
First, your expensive new panel will have a higher luminance range (at least 800 nits of perceptible brightness, compared to the 100-nit range of SDR panels).
Here, Andreo has draped the color data onto the more detailed luminance image.
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