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false colors

Pretense, misrepresentation, or hypocrisy; deceptive statements or actions. For example, She's sailing under false colors-she claims to be a Republican, but endorses Democratic legislation . This term alludes to the practice of pirate ships sailing under false colors-that is, running a particular flag specifically to lure another vessel close enough to be captured. [Late 1600s]
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The CMOS sensor also incorporates an RGB Primary Color Filter with a Bayer placement that delivers sharp, high definition image with vibrant, accurate color reproduction without creating false colors.
The manifold layers of nonnatural references (banal cartoon blossoms, domesticated plant species) and materials (synthetic ink, false colors, digitally reproduced and mass-produced imagery) overwhelm all pretense of connecting to nature.
Mapped with false colors to indicate temperature differences, such a pattern looks like acne, and so some of the scientists involved call this the ZIT model.
Additionally, motion adaptive Cross Color Suppression, another world-first exclusive feature of the FLI2200, eliminates the shimmer and fluctuating false colors or artifacts often seen in TV images.
The correction process of traditional photo processing also can produce false colors, and prints may appear fuzzy.