Concise definitions on frequent terms

Category: "Imaging"


  12/06/13 18:24, by admin, Categories: Imaging
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is a variable-resolution bitmapped image format. TIFF describes image data that typically come from scanners. TIFF images make use of tags, keywords defining the characteristics of the image that is included in the file.… more »

BIT Depth

  08/26/08 01:47, by admin, Categories: Imaging
The Bit depth describes the number of bits used to represent the color of a single pixel in a bitmapped image. Higher color depth gives a broader range of distinct colors. As the number of bits increases, the number of possible colors becomes… more »


  08/26/08 01:54, by admin, Categories: Imaging
Term used for a toner usage measurement on laser printing. For example, 5% coverage means that an A4 sided paper has about 5% image or text on it. So, if the paper or original has complicated images or lots of text on it, the coverage will be higher and… more »


  08/26/08 07:47, by admin, Categories: Imaging
Shades of gray that represent light and dark portions of an image. When color images are converted to grayscale; colors are represented by various shades of gray depending on their brightness. more »

Dots Per Inch (DPI)

  08/26/08 02:03, by admin, Categories: Imaging
Measurement of resolution that is used for scanning and printing. Generally, higher DPI results in a higher resolution, more visible detail in the image, and a larger file size. more »

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