Photography Terms

Vignette – Any process by which there is loss in clarity towards the corners and sides of an image, usually caused by the lens.

Color Fringing – Also know as chromatic aberration. This creates halos of solid color around edges of objects. The halos are usually purple in color.

Barrel and Pincushion Distortion – The former gives the subject an expanded look, which the latter make the object appear pinched.