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digital photograph

On this website the term “digital photograph” is used to refer to any photograph that was composed of pixels at any step in its development.

This definition applies even to hybrid film-digital workflows (for example, shooting film, then scanning it, then printing it on paper).

That’s because being composed of pixels at any stage in its gestation permits a photograph to undergo the complete range of “digital” changes — something that wouldn’t be possible if the photograph were not digital at any stage of the process.

Note that this definition is only for TCQ purposes. Photographers always can describe their own photographs any way they want.

See also film photograph