Picture

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Free picturesSometimes abbreviated as pic, a picture is a visual capture of an object. Pictures can be created using devices such as a digital camera, scanner, smartphone, or are works of art created on the computer. The photograph of a man setting up pictures shown here is a good example of something that can be considered a picture.

If visual object is made exclusively on a computer and is not captured by another device, it may be referred to as a clip art, graphic, illustration, render, or a screenshot.

Tip: On Windows computers, pictures save to the My Pictures or Pictures folder by default. If you've downloaded a picture from the Internet, it will be stored in your downloads folder.

Tip: Pictures on a computer often have one of the following file extensions: .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, .tiff (or .tif) and can be edited using an image or photo editor.

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