In stark contrast to exposures on photographic film, when cameras containing assemblies of electronic photo-detectors catch images focused by a lens, digital photography results.
The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing, digital publishing or printing. Photographs that are digital can be displayed, printed, stored, manipulated, transmitted, and archived using digital and computer techniques, without chemical processing.
Digital photography is one of several forms of digital imaging. Digital images are also created by non-photographic equipment such as computer tomography scanners and radio telescopes. Digital images can also be made by scanning other photographic images.