Light Science by Thomas D. Rossing & Christopher J. Chiaverina

Light Science by Thomas D. Rossing & Christopher J. Chiaverina

Author:Thomas D. Rossing & Christopher J. Chiaverina
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9783030271039
Publisher: Springer International Publishing

The Evolution of Digital Photography

In a period of a little over 50 years, digital imaging has evolved from humble beginnings to a process used by billions of people around the globe. There are few technologies that have affected so many in such a short time span.

The first digital image was produced in 1957 by Russell Kirsch and his colleagues at the United States National Bureau of Standards. Kirsch and his team used a scanning apparatus to transform a picture of his son into the binary language of computers (Fig. 10.9). Unbeknownst to the group, their work would lay the groundwork for digital imagery used in a broad range of applications such as those mentioned previously.

Fig. 10.9The first scanned image, produced in 1957, of Walden Kirsch , son of the leader of the team that developed the image scanner

(Russell A. Kirsch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)


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