Part of the Multimedia and graphics glossary:

Also see imaging .

An image is a visual representation of something. In information technology, the term has several usages:

1) An image is a picture that has been created or copied and stored in electronic form. An image can be described in terms of vector graphics or raster graphics . An image stored in raster form is sometimes called a bitmap . An image map is a file containing information that associates different locations on a specified image with hypertext links.

2) An image is a section of random access memory ( RAM ) that has been copied to another memory or storage location.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • raster graphics

    - Raster graphics are digital images created or captured (for example, by scanning in a photo) as a set of samples of a given space. (WhatIs.com)

  • Mantle

    - Mantle is a low-level 3D graphics application programming interface (API) created by AMD for their graphics processing units (GPUs) based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Mantle incre... (WhatIs.com)

  • tablet (tablet PC)

    - A tablet is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touch screen interface. The tablet form factor is typically smaller than a notebook computer but larger than a smartphone. (SearchMobileComputing.com)

Glossaries

  • Multimedia and graphics

    - Terms related to multimedia, including graphics, animation and video definitions and words and phrases about images and sound.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.