Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

visible defects in an image that are not present in the original item, and were introduced either by software, hardware, or both. Artifacts may include:  blocky text or obvious zones of color (caused by from heavy file compression)  bizarre patterns in a halftone illustration when viewed on a monitor (from the lack of proper image editing)  speckles and noise (from dust on a scanner)  color bands across the entire image (caused by a bad scanning element)

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