This blog will talk about digital imaging. How photos are taken, stored and shared.
The ways that digital images can be taken are:
- Video Cameras
(Digital Video, Personal Video, 2011)
- Digital Cameras
(Digital Camera Picture, personal image, 2011)
- Camera Phones
They can be manipulated by:
- Computer software
- Physical Hardware (e.g. printing a photo)
"A new technology is rarely superior to an old one in every feature"
I think that this statement is true in relation to digital imaging because it is better than the old technology of taking a photo on film and then printing it out, in the sense that you can take more images and can manipulate them easier. There are a lot of benefits to having new digital imaging technology over the old technology, but there are also things that are not as good as the old technology. We used to have to print photos to be able to keep them, we would have to go through the whole process of printing, then storing in a photo album and if anyone wanted to look at the photos we would have to pull out the photo album and show them the photos. Through this process we would build up an attachment to those photos and the memories that came with them. Now we can take as many photos as we want, upload them onto the internet in seconds and we know that they will always be there and we never really have to look at them again because our friends can look at them when ever they want to.