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ACR: Adobe Camera Raw. Raw processing utility supplied with Photoshop Elements.

Adjustment layers: Non-destructive (always editable) image adjustment placed on a layer.

Aliasing: The display of a digital image where a diagonal or curved line appears jagged due to the square pixels.

Anti-aliasing: The process of smoothing the appearance of lines in a digital image.

Artifacts: Pixels that are significantly incorrect in their brightness or color values.


Bit: Short for binary digit, the basic unit of the binary language.

Bit depth: Number of bits (memory) assigned to recording color or tonal information.

Blend mode: The formula used for defining the mixing of a layer with those beneath it.

Brightness: The value assigned to a pixel ...

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