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Digital Photography Terms
To get in touch with digital photography you have to
understand the digital photography terms which are used to describe the
features and techniques of digital photography. Here
is a short list of some of the more common terms.
Here is a short list of some of the more common terms.
is the opening in the lens of a digital camera which allows light in.
Aperture is generally used to manage depth of field in front or behind an
the ranking given to cameras and film indicating its sensitivity to light.
unnecessary effects in a picture. For example the lights in a Christmas
tree which results in multi-colored speckles.
is a temporary storage space which helps to store numerous exposed
pictures before processing.
unit of measurement of information in a computer.
image or picture which is represented as a two dimensional array of
brightness values for pixels.
Byte - a
series of 8 bits processed as a single unit of information (1 byte is
equal to 8 bit).
stands for Charge Coupled Device. It is a sensor which creates the imaging
surface of a digital camera. CCD helps to translate light into electrical
current. A CCD with more sensors will have high resolution.
CMOS stands for Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. CMOS is used in
digital cameras as it is much cheaper and works well with lower power
consumption. CMOS is not used as much as CCD due to high noise levels.
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black; it is the four process colors used to
print images onto the paper.
information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required. This helps to
store more pictures in a memory card.
reduce the size of a picture by removing undesirable or unnecessary
system which computes, stores, or manipulates binary information.
device which is used to store digital information.
is the abbreviation for dots per inch. The term is used to compute the
detail on a printer.
stands for Digital Print Order Feature. It helps the images to be selected
for future direct-from-memory-card printing.
Exchangeable Image File. It is the JPEG compression mode which is followed
by most digital cameras.
Synch: This helps the connection of an external flash through the
flash built into the digital camera. It is mainly used to generate
different lightings effects on an object.
is the abbreviation for Graphic Image Format. It is a format for
compressed low color images mostly used on the Internet.
pronounced ‘Jay-Peg’, is a file format for compressed color
photographs of higher quality.
is stands Crystal Liquid Display. It is the monitor used to view the
intended picture or view shots after they are taken.
it is a unit of measurement of a CCD field which totals above 1,048,576
Reader: it is used to transfer images quickly in the memory card of a
Nickel Metal Hydride, it is a kind of rechargeable battery which can
supply constant voltage and is environment friendly.
is the unnecessary grain found in an image. Noise is generally seen in the
dark areas of a photograph.
Viewfinder: it is an optical glass device seen on a digital camera
which displays the intended picture to be taken.
Pixel: is the smallest component of a digital image or picture displayed on a CRT screen (usually a single dot).
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