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

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