Imaging Software

What Does Imaging Software Mean?

Imaging software is a type of graphic design software used to create, edit and manipulate images on a computer. Imaging software is designed to work on photographs for images created by digital cameras, camcorders or related devices.


Imaging software may also be called digital imaging software or image editing software.

Techopedia Explains Imaging Software

Imaging software is primarily used by photographers (both professional and amateur) to modify images. It provides a suite of features that can enhance, make over or add to the overall appearance of an image. These features include increasing or decreasing an image’s resolution, changing its color modes and schemes, removing any element from an image, cropping and more. However, most imaging software is centered on the manipulation and adjustment of colors. Imaging software supports popular image formats created by cameras or computers by default.


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