Application of Computers in Photography

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APPLICATION OF COMPUTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY (DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY)

A SEMINAR PAPER PRESENTED BY ADEWOYE UMARFARUK ADEWOLE MAT NO: 09/58199

TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE THE FEDERAL POLYTHECHNIC P.M.B 55, BIDA NIGER STATE

FEBRUARY, 2012

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ABSTRACT Over the years the application of computers in photography was not exploited, and photography has encountered great challenges and limitations. Therefore, this presentation deals with the effects of application of computers in photography, the limitless functionalities of the computer in photography is discussed. The major aim of this presentation is to enlighten individuals on the potential product that will be realized when computer is adopted into photography.

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INTRODUCTION Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by capturing light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. Photography is of different types, but our basic point is the application of computers in photography, which we might as well refer to as digital photography. It is necessary to be aware of what a computer is and its terms before the actual analysis of its impact in photography. The primary objective of this presentation is to show how computers aid individuals in photography. About a few decades ago, most of the operations pertinent to photography were done manually, without the use of computers, and these operations employed more personnel and took more period of time, before an actual photograph is produced, these operations includes film development which is the chemical means which photographic film and paper is treated after photographic exposure to produce a negative or positive image, photographic processing transforms the latent image into a visible image and makes it insensitive to light. Other operations include printing, scanning, publishing etc. Nowadays, the functionality of the computer goes beyond manual processing of photography, the computer can efficiently and accurately produces better outputs than the manual process of photography.

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TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY This is photography that uses a progressively changing recording medium, which may be either chemical process based (e.g photographic film or plate) or electronic (eg vidicon or CCD sensor) DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Digital photography is a form of photography that uses an array of light sensitive sensors to capture the image focused by the lens, as opposed to an exposure on light sensitive film. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this research is to reveal the possibilities involved in the application of computers in photography. 1. To orientate individuals on the use of computers in photography. 2. To provide individuals with basic applications that can be used to enhance photography. 3. To improve the production of the whole photography process 4. To eliminate the challenges faced in the manual method of photography. LIMITATIONS OF THE PRIMITIVE METHOD OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1. Inflexibility, due to its rigid structure of processing. 2. Not economical. 3. The processes involved are hazardous. 4. Inability to produce quality photographs. 4   

5. Limited transmission ability. COMPUTER AS A REVOLUTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY Considering the rapid and significant expansion in the functionality of computer technology. Computer is the mother of digitalization. The application of computers in photography does not only involve the use of an average functional desktop or portable systems, other peripherals are used such as digital cameras, scanners, dollies, data transfer cables, card readers etc. Many individuals have benefited from the application of computers. The digitization of the whole process has revealed countless possibilities that are pertinent to photography. The devices used in digital photography possess special features that favor the...
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