Acronyms and WWW Photo Speak

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Acronyms and WWW Photo Speak

Acronyms (WEB Photo Speak, Canon Specific), 06Sep2007

This is a list I compiled to help out folks that don't speak English as their first language; please feel free to copy and distribute this to others.

AA - anti aliasing
ACR – Adobe Converter RAW, the RAW converter included in PS
ADC - analog to digital converter
A/D - analog to digital converter
AF - auto focus
AFAIC – as far as I’m concerned
AFAIK – as far as I know
AKA – also known as
ARS – anal aperture (or @ss)
AS – aspheric, usually describing an AS ground lens
ASAP - as soon as possible
BG – background
Blown - data is clipped
BTW - by the way
CB – color balance (AKA white balance)
CCD – charge coupled device
CCD – charge coupled device
CF – custom function, Canon camaras
CF – compact flash
ch – channel, as in red, green, and blue channels
CMOS - complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor
cPOL - circular Polarizer
CRT – cathode ray tube
CW – Chuck Westfall, Canon’s technical sounding board
DO - diffractive Optics
DOF - depth of field at the object plane
DOF - depth of focus at the image plane
DPP – Digital Photo Professional (Canon’s RAW converter program)
DR - dynamic range
DSLR - digital SLR
EC - exposure correction
EXIF - exchangeable image file format
EV - exposure value
FL - focal length
F-stop – a stop (or a factor of two in light intensity)
FOV - field of view
fps - frames per second
FWIW - for what it's worth
HSL – Hue, Saturation, and Lightness adjustments
IDIOT - somebody that makes lists (like this one)
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IOW - in other words
IS - image stabilization
ISO - the "International Organization for Standardization"
IQ – image quality
KISS – the “keep it simple, stupid” principle
LCD – liquid crystal display
LD – low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
LMAO - laughing my "you know what" off
LOL - laughing out loud
LR – Lightroom, Adobe’s RAW converter program
LV – Live view
MA – micro adjustment (e.g. on the 1DmkIII camera)
MF – medium format
MFD – minimum focusing distance
MFDB – medium format digital back
MLU – mirror lock-up
MP - mega pixel
MUA – make-up artist
NDA – non-disclosure agreement
NSFW – not safe for work
NI – Neat Image (noise reduction program)
NIB – New in Box
NN – Noise Ninja (noise reduction program)
NP – national park
OBTW - oh by the way
Oly – Olympus
OMG – oh my God
OOF - out of focus
OP – the original poster of a thread
OT – off topic
OTT – over the top
Pano – a panorama created by stitching individual picture frames
Pics - short for pictures
PITA - pain in the "you know what"
PLS - please
POL – polarizer (linear POL “may” be assumed)
POS - a piece of "you know what"
POS – point of sale
POV – point of view
PP - post processing (performed after the initial rendering).
PR – public relations
PS – Photoshop (image editor program)
PS – power supply
PTGui – program for stitching individual picture frames into a panorama
RAW - a 16-bit format file, minimum of in-camera processing.
ROF – ring of fire (AF point selection choice)
ROOTB – right out of the box
ROOTC – right out of the camera
ROTFLAMO - rolling on the floor and LMAO
RSP – Raw Shooter Premium (RAW converter program)
RTFM – read the “you know what” manual
SLD – super low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
SLD – super-luminescent diode
SLR - single lens reflex (usually applies to a film SLR camera)
Stop - a factor of two in illumination or light intensity
TC - teleconverter (usually 1.4X and 2X)
tele – telephoto lens (typical meaning)
ULD – ultra low dispersion, a type of glass used for a lens element
USM - unsharp masking
USM – ultra sonic motor
WA - wide angle
WAG – wild ass guess
WB – white balance
W/O – without
WTB – want to buy
WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get
YMMV - your mileage may vary
ZB – Zoombrowser, a canon program used for browsing

100% crop - a crop of the original JPEG file or RAW converted file, no resizing allowed.


Joe Kurkjian, Pbase Supporter


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