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Used for :

  • Pictorial data processing
  • Picture processing
  • Processing, Image

Broader term:

  • Imaging systems
  • Optical data processing

Narrower term:

  • Computer vision
  • Image reconstruction
  • Images, Photographic
  • Picture archiving and communication systems


Image Processing

Scope Note

Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through scanning or digital photography; analysis and manipulation of the image, accomplished using various specialized software applications; and output (e.g., to a printer or monitor). It has extensive applications in many areas, including astronomy, medicine, industrial robotics, and remote sensing by satellites. [Quoted from: The Free Dictionary]

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