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latent image

[′lāt·ənt ′im·ij]
(graphic arts)
An invisible image produced by the physical or chemical effects of light on the individual crystals (usually silver halide) of photographic emulsions; the development process makes the image visible, in the negative.
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latent image

An invisible image typically of electrical charges. For example, in a copy machine, a latent image of the page to be copied is created on a plate or drum as an electrical charge.
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Multi-scale iterative framework and sparse priors contribute much to the success of accurately estimating the latent image and blur kernel.
First, a total variation (TV) model is used to decompose the latent image into texture and cartoon components.
We only consider the gradient of latent image and blurred image while solving kernel estimation problem.
The latent image is always visible in something other than intaglio."
This drive to archive the artifacts from the past would be familiar to readers of graphic novels such as Art Spicgelman's Mans, and Weaver's memoir similarly reaches 1hr both recovery and reckoning, where some of the story--about immigration, about race, about identity--is beyond her immediate experience: what she terms "the latent image forever hidden."
On the obverse side of ` 500 note, a vertical band on the right side of the Mahatma Gandhi's portrait contains a latent image showing the respective denominational value in numeral
In current radiography, latent image of an X-ray exposed object is produced when X-rays strike silver bromide crystals in the film emulsion; they can only absorb a very small amount of X-ray energy to convert them into a latent image.
7 Latent image: The vertical band on the extreme right of the banknote contains a latent (hidden) image of the numeral ae1000', which can be seen when the note is held at eye level.
He said security features, such as see through, security threads, watermarks (Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnahs portrait), latent image, anti-copy / anti-scanning line patterns in our new currency note series are in place to minimize the chances of producing or printing of counterfeiting by unscrupulous elements.
Thus, cosmic advances have been made in the field of polymeric drug delivery and the delivery systems described here represents a mere latent image of what has been developed so far.
Furthermore, the potential of unexplored narratives (whether fictional or not) relates to Hadjithomas and Joreige's notion of a latent image. Hadjithomas and Joreige provide this definition: "Latency is the state of what exists in a non-apparent manner, but which can manifest itself at any given moment....