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Grading Period 1
Monday, August 29, 2016

Digital media - Any combination of audio, video, images, and text used to convey a message through technology.

Online backup - A means of backing up or storing data using the Internet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Encryption - Converting text into an unreadable series of numbers and letters to protect information. Digital encryption uses software that can scramble and unscramble the data.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ergonomics - A science that studies the best way to design a workplace for maximum safety and production.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Category = Ethics and legal issues
Intellectual property - A legal concept that protects a creative work just as if it were physical property

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Public domain - Creative works whose copyright restrictions have expired. The term may also be used for open source software.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Trademark - A word, phrase, or image used to identify something as a product of a particular business.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

File sharing - Use of a network to move files between computers, often for illegal purposes.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bandwidth - The speed at which a computer can transmit information along a network.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Compression - The process of reducing the size of an image.
Lossy compression reduces the size of an image file by removing information (pixel data) that is not essential. Lossless compression does not change any pixel data.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Resolution - The density of pixels in an image.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Resampling - is adding or deleting image pixels during the process of resizing.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pixel dimension - The number of pixels in a row and column of a raster grid.

Friday, October 6, 2016

Aspect ratio - The ratio of the width to the height of an image.

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Category = Digital Photography

Digital single lens reflex (DSLR) - A camera that uses a mirror system to capture an image. DSLR cameras have interchangable lenses.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Megapixel - A unit of measurement equal to one million pixels. The number of megapixels indicates the maximum image resolution of a camera.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Optical zoom - The actual magnification of an image through the movement of a camera lens.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Digital zoom - The digital enlargement of an image on an image sensor by cropping (deleting) the area around the subject--Filling the frame with the subject.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Candid photographs - Non-posed, usually informal pictures.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Focal point - The element within an image on which the viewer's eye focuses. A good photograph begins with a strong focal point.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Perspective - In photography, what makes items look larger and closer or smaller and farther away; can be used to create depth and express a story about a subject.