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Geometry And Imaging - Distinctions And Measures
Author(s): Alvy Ray Smith
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Paper Abstract

The world of computer-mediated picturing is often divided into computer graphics and image processing, or graphics and imaging, or image synthesis and image analysis. A slightly different division is proposed here that captures the principal distinction of the earlier terminology but cleanly avoids certain confusions, such as how to classify an electronic painting/retouching application. The distinction is drawn on the representation of the data to be pictured - whether it is in terms of geometric elements or sample arrays. The two worlds are quite complex so convenient coordinate systems, called sophistication meters, are proposed for both domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1074, Imaging Workstations, (24 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952576
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Alvy Ray Smith, PIXAR (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1074:
Imaging Workstations
Roger R. A. Morton, Editor(s)

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