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The computer screen which is available in several sizes from 14in up to 22in. The size is misleading as the measurement is taken across the diagonal and also includes a couple of inches that are hidden behind the plastic surround.
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A measure of the brightness and contrast of a monitor or the midtone brightness of a digital image. Adjusting the Gamma slider within an image-editing program will adjust the midtones while maintaining detail in the highlight and shadow areas. Adjust the monitor gamma to make the image appear more natural to your eye. A setting of around 18 is right for a Mac monitor while a 2.5 setting is more appropriate for a PC.
A calibration program that's used to ensure uniform colour appearance of digital images from input to output devices. Helps ensure that what you see on the monitor matches what you print out.
The tube used to project an electronic image to the computer monitor screen.
The resolution of a computer monitor, scanner or printer. The more dots per inch, the higher the image quality - provided, of course, that the image is sharp in the first place.
The range of colours that will appear on a monitor or can be printed.
A digital photo that contains enough pixels per inch to suit the media it will be displayed on. If it's only being viewed on a PC monitor 72dpi is fine (although not high resolution) while an image being printed in a magazine has to be 300dpi.
A graphics card thats built into a computer to control how many colours are seen on the monitor.
A device independent colour space used to create consistent color whatever the device used to create or output an image, such as a monitor, printer, computer, or scanner. It consists of a luminance value (L) and two chromatic values A from green to red and B from blue to yellow.
All but cheap and cheerful digital cameras now have an LCD that's used as a viewfinder to compose pictures and to review previously taken and stored images. On digital cameras, many functions are selectable from menus displayed in the LCD.Playback options may include a choice of full screen, zoom magnify or thumbnail views. Some also have a slide show mode. Buying adviceIt's great to have an LCD as a viewfinder, but check that you can see it well in daylight. Some have a brightness control to help when in bright conditions the screen view is poor, alternatively you may be able to buy a hood to shield the screen from reflections. Also use the LCD sparingly as batteries can drain quickly with use.
The resolution of a monitor or camera CCD that displays or records images with 1024x768 pixels.
A higher resolution monitor or camera CCD that displays or records images with 780x480 pixels.
The resolution of a monitor or camera CCD that displays or records images with 640x480 pixels.