What is image?

  • (noun): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: picture, icon, ikon
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Some articles on image:

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 ...
Image Segmentation - Graph Partitioning Methods
... 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 ... 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 a problem ...
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) ... The goal of segmentation is to simplify 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 ...
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): An iconic mental representation.
    Synonyms: mental image
  • (noun): (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world.
    Example: "A public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
    Synonyms: persona
  • (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): A standard or typical example.
    Example: "He provided America with an image of the good father"
    Synonyms: prototype, paradigm, epitome
  • (noun): Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor).
    Example: "She's the very image of her mother"
    Synonyms: double, look-alike

Famous quotes containing the word image:

    If the study of his images
    Is the study of man, this image of Saturday,
    This Italian symbol, this Southern landscape, is like
    A waking, as in images we awake,
    Within the very object that we seek,
    Participants of its being.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    No man hath any quarrel to me. My remembrance is very free and clear from any image of offence done to any man.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Maybe the bride-bed brings despair,
    For each an imagined image brings
    And finds a real image there....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)