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The rovers' flight software provides a substantial amount of capability for doing onboard image processing prior to downlink, with the primary goal to increase the compressibility of images and thus to maximize the amount of data that can be sent back to Earth during each downlink session. The image processing services offered by the rover CPU include bad pixel correction, flatfield correction, frame transfer smear correction, image downsampling, image subframing, pixel summing, 12 to 8 bit scaling via lookup tables, and image compression.
Originally posted by JayDub113
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I considered that too. And I think the reflectivity does have something to do with it.
But look at this.
There is nothing there in the first image, as shown in the second to cause such a "white-out".
This is blatant image tampering.
edit on 31-3-2012 by JayDub113 because: (no reason given)
So with your rhetorical question about "what would NASA do?" do you agree that both photos have obviously been manipulated? The thread isn't about 'what would NASA do' it's about 'NASA manipulated photos and here they are.'
Do you have anything to add pertaining to that topic, or ANY evidence to refute said supposition?
You're hilarious. What thread are you reading? If you can look at those two pictures and NOT see what I am talking about then no amount of evidence will change your mind, so think what you want.
Originally posted by cenpuppie
reply to post by JayDub113
Why do the tracks in the ground that go right pass the object in question look like tracks? Those dark lines run parallel of each other, look at'em!