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n. ~ 1. A representation of the appearance of something or someone; a picture. - 2. Photography, Reprographics · The content of a graphic that captures the appearance of something within its borders. - 3. Computing · An exact, logical copy of data held in another media.


Image1 may be tangible, like a drawing, or ephemeral, like a mental image suggested by a textual description.

(Images in Time 2003, p. 166) All images1 constitute a record, irrespective of the value we may attach to the information they contain. The unique property of photographic records reside in their ability to capture a moment in time and to highlight the inevitable passing of time.