The roots of modern imaging lie in the invention of photography in the mid-1800s. Between 1850 and 1900, photography was primarily used in portraiture, news, and documentaries. From 1900 to 1950, new applications, such as microfilm and reconnaissance photography, emerged, yet photography was still mainly utilized to record images for later use. Starting in the late 1940s, however, advanced technology led to the creation of images that could be viewed immediately. Further innovations have given rise to real-time and interactive imaging systems, which today are rapidly expanding in all areas of science, technology, business, industry, and entertainment. Based on the classic work, Neblette's Handbook of Photography and Reprography this Eighth Edition offers you a comprehensive guide to this exciting field, ranging from traditional photographic imaging to the most modern imaging methods involving electronic recording and presentation. The new title, Imaging Processes and Materials, reflects the growing role of imaging technologies outside traditional silver halide photography. Included in the Eighth Edition are 20 contributions from experts in major universities, research centers, and industries, that explore the theory and applications of many new and promising developments. You'll find unsurpassed coverage of: the science and technology of image recording image processing, transmission, and output applied imaging technologies attributes of images and imaging systems The volume contains an overview of both traditional and contemporary imaging, together with information on the evaluation and utilization of images. There are extensive references to the imaging literature. Also featured are detailed accounts of the principal methods of forming images, including electronic imaging, electrophotography, instant photography, polymer imaging, low amplification imaging systems, and thermally processed silver systems. Important technologies that have become important since the Seventh Edition was published are thoroughly analyzed. Image scanning and digitization, image compression and transmission, image storage, non-impact printing, and recording electronic images on film are all described and evaluated. The chapters on graphic arts and microfabrication demonstrate the roles of contemporary imaging technologies in producing the materials of modern graphic communication, and the chapters on medical imaging and aerial imaging point out the applications of imaging science in highly technical domains. The final section of the book critically reviews the effectiveness of prototype imaging systems and the stability and preservation of recorded images. With its wealth of authoritative, up-to-date information and extensive reference sources, Imaging Processes and Materials will be extremely useful to all those engaged in image science and technology and their applications, as well as to students in these fields.