(1) The recorded representation of an object produced by optical, electro-optical, optical-mechanical, or electronic means. It is the term generally used when the electromagnetic radiation emitted or reflected from a scene is not directly recorded on photographic film. (2) The optical counterpart of an object produced by a lens, mirror, or other optical system.

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digital image,   geometric image calibration,   image enhancement,   image processing,   image restoration,   image transformation,   multispectral image,   ratio image,  

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