What is imaging? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Multimedia and graphics glossary:

Imaging is the capture, storage, manipulation, and display of image s. In document imaging, the emphasis is on capturing, storing, and retrieving information from the images (which are often mainly images of text). In graphical imaging, the emphasis is on the manipulation of created images in order to achieve special effects through rotating, stretching, blurring, resizing, twirling, and other changes to the original image.

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

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