What is image?

  • (noun): A standard or typical example.
    Example: "He provided America with an image of the good father"
    Synonyms: prototype, paradigm, epitome
    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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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 ... 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 reversed (black-on-white) ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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): An iconic mental representation.
    Synonyms: mental image
  • (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): 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 visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: picture, icon, ikon

Famous quotes containing the word image:

    ... But all the feelings that evoke in us the joy or the misfortune of a real person are only produced in us through the intermediary of an image of that joy or that misfortune; the ingeniousness of the first novelist was in understanding that, in the apparatus of our emotions, since the image is the only essential element, the simplification which consists of purely and simply suppressing the factual characters is a definitive improvement.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    The places we have known do not only belong to the world of space in which we situate them for the sake of simplicity. They were but a thin slice between contiguous impression which formed our lives back then; the memory of a certain image is but the regret of a certain instant; and the houses, the roads, the avenues are fleeting, alas! as the years.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    For through the painter must you see his skill,
    To find where your true image pictured lies,
    Which in my bosom’s shop is hanging still,
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)