Electronic Imaging at Kodak
Donald M. Korn and James C. Owens
During the past decade, concepts and technologies for electronic imaging that had previously existed only as research ideas and limited prototypes rapidly made their way to commercial markets. These new capabilities, available at ever-decreasing cost, have significantly changed almost all commercial and professional applications of imaging. They have revolutionized graphic arts prepress operations, photojournalism, motion picture special effects and post-production methods; created the new field of desktop publishing; and significantly influenced professional photography, medical imaging, and document creation and archiving. For the amateur, home movies have shifted from film to video. The flexibility of electronic systems has now begun to impact the most widespread market for imaging of all—consumer still photography. A good review of the principles of electronic imaging has been given by Schreiber.
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