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An image is an artifact that has a similar appearance to some subject — usually a physical object or a person. Images may be two-dimensional, such as a photograph or computer screen display, and as well as three-dimensional, such as a statue.

Evidence Edit

An image is

an exact bit-stream copy of all electronic data on a device, performed in a manner that ensures the information is not altered.[1]

General Edit

An image (from Latin imago) is an artifact, or has to do with a two-dimensional (a picture), that has a similar appearance to some subject — usually a physical object or a person.

Images may be two-dimensional, such as a photograph, screen display, and as well as a three-dimensional, such as a statue. They may be captured by optical devices %mdash; such as cameras, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc. and natural objects and phenomena, such as the human eye or water surfaces.

The word image is also used in the broader sense of any two-dimensional figure such as a map, a graph, a pie chart, or an abstract painting. In this wider sense, images can also be rendered manually, such as by drawing, painting, carving, rendered automatically by printing or computer graphics technology, or developed by a combination of methods, especially in a pseudo-photograph.

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-72, Glossary, at 58.


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