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This page on it's own seems to be a disambiguation page. Yet there is already an image (disambiguation). I say they be merged. Since I'm still rather newish, I'm not yet bold enough to do this on my own for fear of being criticized :D. Could someone else do it? GofG ||| Contribs 04:58, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed that as well. I may do it later. --Ortzinator 05:42, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

This is little more than a disambiguation page, so the dicussion of image layers is out of place here. It should go to a more specific page, e.g. 2D computer graphics. Also, there are many more ways to generate and print images than printers and scanners; these are listed under digital image and computer graphics, etc. Jorge Stolfi 20:22, 7 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Statues are images ?[edit]

A statue is not an image. It may be a kind of copy of what it represents, as an image is a kind of copy that appears in our (mental) eyes. Whatever is reflected, however through our eye is esentially two-dimensional and it take special mental efforts to recreate things in 3D.

The above unsigned comment is debatable.

I cite the King James version of the Bible (published 1611 ?) - Ten commandments - "graven images".
there is a continuity between engraved images, bas-relief and full statues.
Google "define:image" -
effigy: a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone" [1]
Concrete representation of an object, or something seen. [2]
A physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, or sculptured; a thought from the imagination made visible. [3] 22:50, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. statues are images, as are reflections, shadows and all the usual visual (and imagined) stuff. what I have a problem with is that the word "Picture" is redirected to this article and is treated as though it has essentially the same meaning. A statue is clearly not a picture. The reference above un-intentionally points to the subtle distinction.

A physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, or sculptured; a thought from the imagination made visible.

The 'imagination' deals with imagery, it is where ideas, memories thoughts are visualised internally - or in the case of cameras and optics - the plane where the image becomes resolved. Once these 'images' are recreated in concrete form they also gain a further designation, a picture, a model, an arrangement, the generic term for the object that exhibits the image, these objects are further specified as; a photo, a sculpture, a map, a bar graph, a reflection etc. This article will remain confused until some sense of heirarchy is established. Until then I would like to see how the whole subject of image in the sense of personal style or public relations could be shoe-horned into this mess. Could it be that they too are simply visual manifestations of abstract ideas? 23:55, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

brinkhuis  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:10, 8 January 2010 (UTC) 

Partition image[edit]

No (computer) partition image? --(no en wikiped user reg)

Improvement drive[edit]

Graphics is currently nominated to be improved by WP:IDRIVE. Vote for it if you want to contribute.--Fenice 20:11, 16 August 2005 (UTC)


Is there an image search on Wikipedia?


Surely, as a page on pictures, there should be some pictures actually displayed on the page? For example ones that have once been the picture of the day or other pictures that just show a particularly interesting landscape. razza 11:27, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Why not use example.png as an example? It fits perfectly. -Uagehry456talk 23:34, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


How do you download a picture on Wikipedia and then give it an image name? I've been trying to figure out how.

compresional wave[edit]

hi Aleks from your sister —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 27 April 2008 (UTC)


... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:41, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Image Capture[edit]

Images are not captured by lenses, microscopes and telescopes, they are merely projected through them. They can form on mirrors, but again, I would hesitate to say they are captured by mirrors. They are really only captured when they form on photosensitive media from where they can be stored. Everything else is merely image formation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:36, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Definition of "image"[edit]

I disagree with the definition of "image" being totally vision-related. This implies that anyone (ex: deaf people) cannot form an image base on sound or smell or some other method of sensing. I personnally can generate images based on musical themes. I accept that "image" is popularly a visual medium, but it should not be exclusive. "Mental image" page does not do justice. All images are mental when you think about it. Image is all about perception. -- (talk) 03:22, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Hmm. Perception ? Or representation ? --Pgreenfinch (talk) 16:28, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I made a similar request in the sound page, but I'd like to see a definition of "sound image". It is somewhat referred to in the 8-track tape page under "stereophonic-image", but actually is a term that many professionals use to describe soundfields. I think this also has a larger implication to the definition of "Image", which has been thus far described as a physical representation of something. "Sound image" is a conceptual perception that, at least to my knowledge, has not been physically mapped. It refers to clarity of spatial use for a soundfield. It’s auditory, yet extremely well describes the inference metaphorically as an image.Photoactivist (talk) 21:28, 18 May 2011 (UTC)