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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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 ...
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 ...
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) ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 - 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 ...

More definitions of "image":

  • (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): (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 visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: picture, icon, ikon
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word image:

    Some days your hat’s off to the full-time mothers for being able to endure the relentless routine and incessant policing seven days a week instead of two. But on other days, merely the image of this woman crafting a brontosaurus out of sugar paste and sheet cake for her two-year-old’s birthday drives a stake through your heart.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    True revolutionaries are like God—they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (b. 1941)

    Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)