Stock photos (stock photography) are professional photographs of common places, landmarks, nature, events or people that are bought and sold on a royalty-free basis and can be used and reused for commercial design purposes. The photographer (or stock photography distributor) has ownership to the images, and the commercial designer has some limited usage of the photo (which is set out in the Terms of Service by the company you purchase the stock photos from). Some conditions of use may include things such as use of the images is licensed, not sold or in case of a stock photo being used in a magazine there may be a maximum number of copies of the image allowed to be printed under the agreement. Terms of Service policies will differ between stock photography distributors.
Stock photography is a cost-effective method for designers to obtain professional photos and images without the costs of hiring a photographer directly. Stock photos and stock photography refer to the images purchased under this distribution method and may be photos, computer generated graphics, clip-art, vectors, and other form of imagery. Today stock photos can be purchased through a subscription and downloaded from a stock photography distributor’s Web site or purchased as a CD-ROM collection.
- stop error
Also called a fatal system error, an operating system (OS) error that causes the OS to stop functioning and can place data at risk. Not to be confused with a fatal error.
- stop bit
In asynchronous communications, a bit that indicates that a byte has just been transmitted. Every byte of data is preceded by a start bit and followed by a stop bit.
- Stop Motion Animation
In animation stop motion animation is a cinematic process, or technique used to makes static objects appear as if they were moving. This technique is commonly used in claymation and puppet-based animation. The objects are brought to life by breaking up the figure’s motion into increments and filming one frame of film per increment.
Initially, in the realm of programming languages, snarf meant to grab a large document or file and use it without the author’s permission. Since the development of UNIX, the UNIX community — since there is not the same sense of proprietary ownership as there is in the commercial computer industry because it is based on […]
(1) The capacity of a device to hold and retain data. (2) Short for mass storage.