Tip of the Day: In Terms of Photography

A couple of definitions of some of the more confusing terms in photography:EXIF- stands for exchangeable image file format, it’s the metadata of an image from a digital camera, that gives information about exposure and sometimes the type of equipment that was used.CMOS- stands for complementary metal oxide semiconductor. It’s an integrated circuit or IC chip that is a type of microprocessor. CMOS is used in digital photography as a type of image sensor chip.

A couple of definitions of some of the more confusing terms in photography:

EXIF- stands for exchangeable image file format, it's the metadata of an image from a digital camera, that gives information about exposure and sometimes the type of equipment that was used.

CMOS- stands for complementary metal oxide semiconductor. It's an integrated circuit or IC chip that is a type of microprocessor. CMOS is used in digital photography as a type of image sensor chip. Its advantages include using less power, which produces less heat, and making less noise than other types of microprocessors and image sensors.

Adapted from The Glossary of Digital Photography by John G. Blair (RockyNook, 2008; $40)