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Bilu:Can someone please tell the differences between "picture" and "image", or they definitely have the same meaning?
Osee:I would like to say a picture consists of many images. The image of you is the shape of you, does not include other things out of the shape.
Both words have several meanings, and both can mean a visual likeness. Generally, a picture is one kind of image; a statue is another.
In my opinion the difference between these two words is in the situations where they are being used....
This word is being used mostly for the photos from the camera...Not even from the digital camera.
- Word Image is widely used especialy in the IT world. GIF, BMP images and so on. Personally I have never heard the combination GIF picture or BMP picture...:-)
- Word Image you can also use for the behaviour description of the particular person....He's creating an image of himself as leader person.
The meaning of these two words is the same, but you have to take to the consideration the situation, where you want to use them...
Osee:The common format for digital photo is JPG, and, by my point of view, we do say JPG picture to indicate the format of a digital photo in real life.
For me, in a way, image sounds more academic than picture.
RayH:A picture is an image, but an image isn't necessarily a picture.
Study these two definitions. They should give you a good picture (not image) of the difference.
Anonymous:Hi...The Digital format is called Images...
If It is Analog format it is picture
Anonymous:I'd say true to this distinction.
Both "image" and "picture" refer to physical or visual likenesses. BUT, "Imaging" has an additional verbal form that "picturing" does not. That is the transforming of data into an exact replica in different form, such as changing digital data to pixels for CRT display. "Picturing" doesn't include any definition like this.
So "image" could be used for both film and digital, but digital has this digital data that can be transformed to many other media, Also, the digital form doesn't in any way resemble a "picture" as a negative does.
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