image processing - Computer Definition
(1) The analysis of a picture using techniques that can identify shades, colors and relationships that cannot be perceived by the human eye. Image processing is used to solve identification problems, such as in forensic medicine or in creating weather maps from satellite pictures. It deals with images in bitmapped graphics format that have been scanned in or captured with digital cameras.
(2) Any image improvement, such as refining a picture in a paint program that has been scanned or entered from a video source.
(3) See imaging.