Friday, November 24, 2017

Imaging at its Best

During the 20th century, there were several innovations in technology and one of which is in the field of the imaging system. During the 1960’s, there were many faults seen on film cameras, which were famously used during that time and to eradicate these faults, they have made many modifications, and they ended up with a much better type known as digital imaging. The rise of digital imaging is undeniably a breakthrough in photography and many other fields that involve the acquisition of images for display and processing. From using expensive and non-lasting films in taking images to the use of pixels represented by numerical values in capturing a physical picture, imaging has developed so much and has come a long way. It is now a versatile type of image wherein one can actually manipulate, make changes and have a better view on a certain image taken using different computer programs and options. Digital imaging has been widely used in many businesses like photojournalism. Either a professional or an amateur fanatic of taking pictures can enjoy the best of digital imaging.

There are many advantages in digital imaging. Before its development, people are using film cameras that do not provide the person a preview of the image to be taken. The one taking the shot is not aware if the image taken was good enough and was really the desired image. The images that can be taken are also very limited and no editing and manipulation can be done after the image is taken. Pictures taken from film cameras cannot be viewed until the pictures are developed in a specialized setting. This means that the pictures need to be printed in a piece of canvass and this is an additional cost to the person. In digital imaging, with the use of digital cameras, the person taking the picture can see the image prior to storing the picture in the camera. After taking the shot, the person can check then go through the pictures and decide if the desired shot was taken. If the shot was not likeable, then the person can easily delete the picture and take another one. It can also store many images depending on the memory of the device. When it comes to storage of pictures, the person can decide not to print the pictures but instead, transfer the images to other devices like the computer for permanent storage and future viewing. Those who need a print copy of the picture can easily access the computer and immediately print the pictures with no hassles and additional costs. This has affected certain businesses in printing and this was evident in the decline of their transactions and profits. Digital images are also long lasting and do not easily degrade in quality, even if the images are transferred from one device to another. Since a digital image is made up of pixels it can be easily edited in many ways for entertainment. They can make modifications with the colors and other necessary changes needed to make the image look good. Designs can also be added depending on the available options in a computer program.

Since its development, digital imaging has produced a great impact to the people. It has been widely used in different fields. In hospitals, digital imaging becomes helpful in making appropriate diagnosis for patients since images that are taken can be processed right after an image is taken. Data stored can also be used for future studies regarding a certain condition as shown in a digital image. Photographers for magazines and newspapers greatly benefit from digital imaging since it becomes easier for them to send images immediately through the internet at a short period of time. In advertising and fashion, digital imaging helps operators make necessary changes with a certain shot. They can immediately make judgments on certain shot and improve the next shots to save time and money. The only known problem with digital images is that those pictures taken and stored in computers, cellphones and other devices are easily lost when the device malfunctions. Therefore, back-up files are necessary to avoid losing stored images despite this, digital imaging can still be considered as imaging at its best.