AWB

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Automatic White Balance. Some cameras allow photographers to establish custom white balance to improve the color of the final picture. The automatic white balance…

Back Lit

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The subject is heavily lit from behind which generally causes it to be underexposed unless you use critical spot metering.

Backlight

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The illumination for a color LCD display. Early color LCD used high voltage fluorescent lamps, newer LCDs now use white LEDs which are much…

Banding

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An artifact of color gradation in computer imaging, when graduated colors break into larger blocks of a single color, reducing the “smooth” look of…

Barrel Distortion

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A common geometric lens distortion causing an acquired image to pucker toward the center and be “rounded” along the outer edges.

Bellows

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The folding (accordion) portion in some cameras that connects the lens to the camera body. Also, a camera accessory that, when inserted between the…

Bit

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The smallest unit of memory; a contraction from ‘binary’ and ‘digit’. Binary digits are 0 and 1, also known as ons and offs.

Bit Depth

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This refers to the color or gray scale of an individual pixel. A pixel with 8 bits per color gives a 24-bit image. (8…

Bitmap

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The method of storing information that maps an image pixel, bit by bit. There are many bitmapped file formats, .bmp, .pcx, .pict, tiff, .tif,…

Bleed

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Printing term referring to an image or linked area that extends to the edge of the printed piece.

Blooming

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A visual effect caused by overexposing a CCD to too much light, This “digital overexposure” can cause distortions of the subject and/or color.

Bluetooth

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It is wireless standard for connecting cameras, PDAs, laptops, computers and cell phones. Uses very high-frequency radio waves. Blue Tooth devices when in range…

BMP

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Bit Mapped graphic file format popular with Windows computers. This is an uncompressed file format like TIFF.

Borderless

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Means a photo print with no border around it. An old term for this was full bleed printing.