What is image?

  • (noun): An iconic mental representation.
    Synonyms: mental image
    See also — Additional definitions below

Image

An image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts or records visual perception, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject–usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

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Unknown Pleasures - Background - Packaging
... The front cover image comes from an edition of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy, and was originally drawn with black lines on a white background ... The image was suggested by Bernard Sumner ... The ostensible "side one" was labeled Outside and displayed a reproduction of the image on the album cover, while the other side was labeled Inside and displayed the same image with the colours ...
Image Segmentation
... In computer vision, image segmentation is the process of partitioning a digital image into multiple segments (sets of pixels, also known as superpixels) ... and/or change the representation of an image into something that is more meaningful and easier to analyze ... Image segmentation is typically used to locate objects and boundaries (lines, curves, etc.) in images ...
Image Segmentation - Graph Partitioning Methods
... Graph partitioning methods can effectively be used for image segmentation ... In these methods, the image is modeled as a weighted, undirected graph ... The graph (image) is then partitioned according to a criterion designed to model "good" clusters ...
Image Segmentation - Applications
... Some of the practical applications of image segmentation are Medical imaging Locate tumors and other pathologies Measure tissue volumes Computer-guided surgery Diagnosis Treatment planning Study of ... Since there is no general solution to the image segmentation problem, these techniques often have to be combined with domain knowledge in order to effectively solve an image segmentation problem for ...
Moving Image
... A moving image is typically a movie (film), or video, including digital video ... It could also be an animated display such as a zoetrope ...

More definitions of "image":

  • (noun): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: picture, icon, ikon
  • (noun): Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor).
    Example: "She's the very image of her mother"
    Synonyms: double, look-alike
  • (noun): A standard or typical example.
    Example: "He provided America with an image of the good father"
    Synonyms: prototype, paradigm, epitome
  • (noun): A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture).
    Example: "The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
    Synonyms: effigy, simulacrum
  • (noun): (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world.
    Example: "A public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
    Synonyms: persona

Famous quotes containing the word image:

    The vice named surrealism is the immoderate and impassioned use of the stupefacient image or rather of the uncontrolled provocation of the image for its own sake and for the element of unpredictable perturbation and of metamorphosis which it introduces into the domain of representation; for each image on each occasion forces you to revise the entire Universe.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    When an image is said to be singular, it is meant that it is absolutely determinate in all respects. Every possible character, or the negative thereof, must be true of such an image.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood; binding up the constitution of our country with our dearest domestic ties; adopting our fundamental laws into the bosom of our family affections; keeping inseparable and cherishing with the warmth of all their combined and mutually reflected charities, our state, our hearths, our sepulchres, and our altars.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)