Image Objects

Cloud Connectivity

File formats can now allow an image file to include multiple renderings which are prepared for specific applications. And it’s also possible for a single image to be edited on multiple different devices, and for all the settings to flow back to the master copy. … Read More

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Depth Imaging

Three dimensional representations are becoming ever more important in visual communication. Here we examine some of the methods that are used to capture and represent 3-d images. … Read More

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Camera Raw Images

Camera raw images have revolutionized photography. They provide unparalleled flexibility for post processing by allowing photographers to fix defects. More importantly, raw files allow a broad range of subjective and stylistic interpretations. … Read More

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Multi-part “Conventional” Images

Our digital images are often constructed from multiple components. This can include multiple images as well as masks and channels that are useful for blending and adjusting images, as well as embedded text … Read More

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The Evolution of Imaging Applications

The final component of imaging evolution is the software environment to create and make use of images. We can track the development of the digital image itself along with seismic changes with advances in software and hardware development. Let’s take a look at several eras in computing that have driven the use of images to new levels. … Read More

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The Evolution of Formats

This is the third post in a set of four which outline the nature of images, formats and applications. As the complexity of digital images has grown, new formats have appeared to enable these capabilities. In fact, formats have always … Read More

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The Evolution of Digital Image Data

  In photomechanical imaging, the characteristics of the image are self-evident: it includes the tonal and color information, along with a grain or dot structure. This corresponds to the most basic digital images, which were originally just a rectangle full … Read More

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Images, Formats and Applications

This week we’re going to examine the relationship between images, formats and applications.  (Note that in this four-part series of posts we use the terms “image” and “photography” in a very expansive sense. It can include both still and moving … Read More

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