Why are filters (the ones in picture editing) called filters when they don't filter. They pollute the picture with light enhancement and other stuff?

Why are filters (the ones in picture editing) called filters when they don't filter. They pollute the picture with light enhancement and other stuff?
Hmmmmmm


Hhhhmmmmmm

Hhmmm *sighs*


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  • Because they are referring to traditional photographic filters (which are pieces of colored glass or gelatine placed over the lens to absorb specific wavelengths of light)...

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What Girls Said 1

  • polluting the picture with light enhancement and other stuff = filter.

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