Meet D-Stretch: the Archaeologist's Friend
Some avocational archaeologists have already learned of the fascinating technology of D-Stretch, aka decorrelation stretch, a digital imaging tool that was originally developed to enhance (i.e., "stretch") the color differences in aerial photographs. Today, this technology has become more widely used and user-friendly to boot. It is now an essential tool to analyze rock art images, especially ones too faint for the naked eye to see.
The two pairs of images you see on this page were taken by the GCAS's own Marglyph, alias Margaret Berrier. She has kindly given us permission to post them here so that we can all see how significant the D-Stretch enhancement can be. The left-most photos are her examples of natural, "naked eye" photos of rock art; and the brightly colored photos next to them reveal the same image in D-Stretch.
For many more images of rock art in D-Stretch as well as technical data, start at the D-Stretch home page itself.
If Joe Bob Briggs were into rock art, he'd say check it out.
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