DIGITAL IMAGE Definition
A Digital Image is taken with a digital camera, which uses a process where pictures are taken to a computer disk or memory card rather than film. The image is focused on a computer chip inside the camera and is instantly converted to an image that you can see on the screen on the back of your camera. Digital cameras can take pictures more accurately. Film cameras have good electronics to control the camera, but the computers inside film cameras have to "guess" what light the film will be exposed to. In a digital camera the CCD element allows the camera to actually "see" the picture before it take it. Because the camera can see the picture, the computer inside can more accurately adjust the electronics to take the best picture possible. This leads to much clearer, crisper final images than print film which must be scanned for use on a PC.