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Basic Terminology-compression Basic Terminology-additional reading

1. Basic Terminology

Key Concepts

digital images
pixel dimensions
bit depth
dynamic range
file size
file formats

additional reading



FILE FORMATS consist of both the bits that comprise the image and header information on how to read and interpret the file. File formats vary in terms of resolution, bit-depth, color capabilities, and support for compression and metadata.

To review a table summarizing important attributes for eight common image formats in use today, click here.





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