What is Digital Imaging?   


A digital image is an image composed of small squares (pixels) that are assigned a value depending upon the color it is. Lighter colors are assigned larger numbers then the darker colors.

Digital imaging uses computer-based techniques to manipulate pixels, thus images in many ways. Digital imaging uses computer-chip sensors to convert images from microscopes, telescopes, point-and-shoot digital cameras, etc. into a series of numbers that computers translate into colors and positions. With computer technology, these numbers can easily be changed, thus altering colors, rearranging pictorial elements, or combining images with other images.

At the ICUC we provide the tools for capturing digital images and the means to manipulate, analyze, store and display images created via digital imaging.


Funding for the ICUC was provided by Wheaton and by the National Science Foundation
grant # 0126637.


Website designed and created by Christopher English '03, Danielle Kyes '05, Prof. Geoff Collins, and Prof. Bob Morris.

Questions about this site can be directed to Danielle Kyes '05 (dkyes@wheatonma.edu), or Prof. Bob Morris (rmorris@wheatonma.edu)

Last updated: 08/2003.