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12/21/2007 11:22:46 AM · #1
Someone may have posted this before but I could not find it in the search feature so....Lets see if we can complete the first edition of the DPC dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

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DPC dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. (First Edition)

A

ACR - Adobe Camera RAW
AE - Auto Exposure
AF - Auto focus
Aperture- The opening in a photographic lens that admits the light
Av – Aperture Value
AWB - Auto White Balance

B

B&W - Black and White
BG - background

C

CC - Critique Club
CCD - charge-coupled device
CMOS - Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (image sensor technology)
COC - Circle of Confusion
Comp - composition
CS2 - Version of Photoshop software
CS3 - Version of Photoshop software (current version)

D

D&L - Drew & Langdon; DPChallenge.com administrators
Desat - desaturation of colors
DIP - Digital Image Pro
DNMC – Does Not Meet Challenge
DOF – Depth of Field
DPC - DPChallenge.com
DPI - dots per inch
DPLDigital Photography League
DQ - Disqualification
DSLR - Digital SLR (see SLR)

E

E-TTL - (Canon) Evaluative through-the-lens flash metering
EVF - Electronic viewfinder
EXIF - exchangeable image format

F

FA - For Auction (see Buy/Sell Rules)
FAQ - Frequently asked questions. 1. DPC FAQ, 2. mk's Unofficial FAQ for DPC
FS - 1. Free Study, 2. For Sale (see Buy/Sell Rules)
FSM - Free Study Marathon
FT - For Trade (see Buy/Sell Rules)

G

GTG or G2G - Get-Together

H

HDR - High dynamic range
HSM - hyper-sonic motor (Sigma designation, also USM)

I

IQ - Image Quality
IR - Infrared
IS - Image Stabilization (Canon designation, also OS, VR)
ISO – Number indicating a digital camera sensors sensitivity to light

J - K

JPG - Lossy (compressed) image file format

L

L lens - Canon's high-end lens series, L derives from low-dispersion glass
LoD - League of death is a forum based side challenge
LZW - The Liv-Zempel-Welch compression algorithm used with TIFF files; it is "lossless" compression, meaning the restored (uncompressed) file is exactly the same as the original.

M

M - Manual Mode
MF - Manual Focus

N

ND - Neutral Density
NI - Neat Image
NN - Noise Ninja
NR - Noise Reduction
NSFW - Not Safe for Work

O

OOF – Out of Focus
OS - Optical Stabilization (Sigma designation, also IS, VR)

P

P&S - Point and shoot
PAD - Photo A Day
PAW - Photo a Week
PDP - Podcasts for Digital Photographers. (hosted by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' lkn4truth and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi)
PIC - Picture
POV – Point of View
PM - Private Message
PP - post processing
PPC - Post Processing Challenge (hosted by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smurfguy)
PPI - Pixels per Inch
PPL - abbreviation for People
PS - Photoshop
PSE - Photoshop Elements (current version 6)
PSP-Paint Shop Pro

Q - R

Q&A - Questions and Answers
RAW - (RAW file)contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a digital camera or image scanner.
ROT - Rule of Thirds
RP - Report Post
RSE - RAW Shooter Essentials
RSP - RAW Shooter Premium

S

SC - Site Council
S/H - Shadows/Highlights
S&H - Shipping & Handling
SLR - single-lens reflex
SP - Self portrait
SS - Shutter speed

T

TIFF -- Tagged Image File Format. I can be compressed or uncompressed, but if compressed it uses: (see LZW)
ToS - Terms of Service
TTL - Thru the Lens
Tv – Time Value

U

USM - 1.Ultra Sonic Motor, 2.Unsharp Mask

V

VR - Vibration Reduction (Nikon designation, also IS, OS)

W

WB - White Balance
WPL - World Photography Leagle
WTB - Wanted to Buy (see Buy/Sell Rules)

X Y Z

Message edited by author 2008-06-08 00:14:52.
12/21/2007 11:27:04 AM · #2
SC- Site Council
PS- Photoshop
USM- Unsharp Mask
B/W- Obvious, but black and white.
12/21/2007 11:32:08 AM · #3
oob Out of box
12/21/2007 11:33:18 AM · #4
ETA - Edited To Add

Took me ages to work that out.
12/21/2007 11:33:23 AM · #5
PSP-Paint Shop Pro
12/21/2007 11:38:00 AM · #6
GTG = Get-Together
12/21/2007 11:38:08 AM · #7
USM - Ultra Sonic Motor (not to be confused with USM :-)
M - Manual
TTL - Thru the Lens
eTTL - Canons distorted version of TTL :-) Is it iTTL for Nikon?
UB - Update Button
WTF - Well figure it out - usually related to the UB :-)
12/21/2007 11:42:41 AM · #8
PP - post-processing
12/21/2007 11:46:30 AM · #9
Comp = composition
desat = desaturation of colors
EVF = Electronic viewfinder
IR = Infra-Red

Message edited by author 2007-12-21 11:48:59.
12/21/2007 11:47:13 AM · #10
SLR - Single Lens Reflex
12/21/2007 11:48:42 AM · #11
IS - Image Stabilization
12/21/2007 11:49:39 AM · #12
BTW - By the Way

Added this when I was going to post "BTW this is a good idea".
12/21/2007 11:51:02 AM · #13
Originally posted by Tez:

B/W- Obvious, but black and white.

Literally interpreted I see. :-P
12/21/2007 11:51:59 AM · #14
FWIW - For what it's worth.
12/21/2007 11:52:43 AM · #15
ROT - Rule of Thirds
12/21/2007 11:52:55 AM · #16
P&S - Point and shoot
RAW - Really Awful Workflow
12/21/2007 11:53:47 AM · #17
DSLR - Digital SLR
12/21/2007 11:54:34 AM · #18
TIA - Thanks In Advance
OMG - Oh My Gosh
BBL - Be Back Later
AFK - Away From Keyboard
TTYL - Talk To You Later

12/21/2007 11:58:41 AM · #19
Yanko'ed = To say something in a thread, only to have it completely ignored. Then, a few posts later, someone says exactly the same thing and it is seen as the most brilliant, original, inspiring post, ever.
12/21/2007 12:07:35 PM · #20
You have BTW under the "D"
12/21/2007 12:08:43 PM · #21
AFAIK - As far as I know

IMO - In my opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
12/21/2007 12:09:54 PM · #22
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

You have BTW under the "D"


Thanks, taken care of.
12/21/2007 12:21:47 PM · #23
ROTFLMAO (not to be confused with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' art roflmao, who forgot the article)

R.
12/21/2007 12:26:00 PM · #24
AE - Auto Exposure
AF - Auto focus
ISO – Number indicating a digital camera sensors sensitivity to light
MF - Manual Focus
NR - Noise Reduction
PIC - Picture
WB - White Balance
CCD - charge-coupled device
DPI - dots per inch
EXIF - exchangeable image format


Message edited by author 2007-12-21 12:29:43.
12/21/2007 12:27:52 PM · #25
AWB - Auto White Balance
COC - Circle of Confusion
NN - Noise Ninja
PPI - Pixels per Inch

Message edited by author 2007-12-21 12:29:37.
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