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Old 03-07-2008   #1
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Acronyms -

Is there a list somewhere on The Camel of various acronyms? Mainly photo related. I get the gist of the internet ones, but sometimes I'm left scratching my head.

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Can you give some examples of these acronyms?
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I'm thinking she means

POV point of view
DOF depth of field

and stuff like that
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Exactly, Bunny! Thanks.

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any others you're curious about?
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Thanks Bunny. None off the top of my head. I'll keep a list as I come across them, then ask.
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How about this.... and THIS IS COMPLIMENTS OF MEMBER GOOFUP, or as I call my Friend, DR. Goofup... a fellow who hangs in this room, gives great Advice, and his known by me anyway, for some PRETTY SHARP Photo Shop work and experience...

Soooooooooooooo Thank The Dr. Here, not me !! lol



Ok not so much abbreviations , but the terms can get you in the ballpark, or heres a few more...

A Glossary of Photographic Terms



AE - Auto Exposure
AF - Auto Focus
AP - Aperture Priority
AS - Antishake - often understood to be the same as Image Stabilization, but may only refer to a camera automatically increasing ISO
CAF - Continuous Auto Focus
DOF - Depth of Field
DZ - Digital Zoom
EC - Exposure Compensation
EV - Exposure Value
FOV - Field of View
IQ - Image Quality
IS - Image Stabilization - usually refers to optical IS
ISO – Number indicating a digital camera sensors sensitivity to light
MF - Manual Focus
NI - Neat Image - noise reduction software
NN - Noise Ninja – noise reduction software
NR - Noise Reduction
NT or (NT) - comments written only in a subject line of a post, indicating no reply in the main subject area
OIS - Optical Image Stabilization
OOF - Out of Focus
OP - Original Poster – person who starts a new forum topic
OZ – Optical Zoom
PIC - Picture
PICS, PIX - pictures
PP - Post Processing - editing digital images
PS - Photoshop - photo editing program considered by many to be the "gold standard"
PSE - Photoshop Elements - "little brother" of Photoshop
PSP - Paintshop Pro - similar to Photoshop but less expensive
SP - Shutter Priority
TCon - Telephoto converters for increasing focal length.
USM - Unsharp Mask - sharpening tool found in many photo editing programs
WB - White Balance
WCon - Wide Angle Converters
100% crop - a section of a full sized image cropped at an 1:1 ratio
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Thanks to Goofup for this great info
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TOM, Perfect!!!



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Jana.... nobody bites here , and the ones' that do will be muzzled lol.... its that way all over the forum, you just stick around here as long as you like , and when you feel comfortable, well, jump into any forum!! Hope to see you in Landscape, my other Playground ..


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