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Survey of developing electronic photography standards
Author(s): Jack Holm
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Paper Abstract

The ISO TC42/WG18 and ANSI/NAPM IT10 Technical Committees are developing the following standards related to electronic still photography: ISO 12231 - Glossary of technical terms; ISO 12232 - Determination of ISO speed; ISO 12233 - Resolution measurements; ISO 12234 - Removable memory; and ISO 14524 - OECF measurement methods. ISO 12231 is at the DIS stage, ISO 12234 and 14524 are at the CD stage, and ISO 12232 and 12233 will most likely reach the CD stage within a year. Since most of these documents are approaching final form, it is useful to examine them in some detail.

Presented here are summaries of the contents of these standards accompanied by comments on their application and state of development. These standards are viewed from a broad digital photography perspective, and placed in context with other work in this area. Significant research has been accomplished in these committees, and is discussed in relation to fundamental imaging issues. Also discussed are future projects and areas where standardization is needed but little has been accomplished. In addition to providing a forum for the development of standards, technical committees are an important avenue for interaction between companies, user groups, and the government. Such avenues can have a great impact on emerging technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1996
PDF: 33 pages
Proc. SPIE 10283, Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review, 1028308 (1 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229259
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Jack Holm, Imaging Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10283:
Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review
Michael C. Nier, Editor(s)

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