Proceedings PaperGeometry And Imaging - Distinctions And Measures
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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.