Digital Photography Glossary: W

Web cam: Simple video cameras designed for video conferencing and Internet telephony.

white balancing: Adjusting the camera to compensate for the type of light hitting the photographic subject. Eliminates unwanted color casts produced by some light sources, such as fluorescent office lighting.

wide-angle lens: A lens that has a shorter focal length and a wider field of view than a normal lens for a particular film or digital image format.

wizard: A step-by-step onscreen guide offered on many computer programs.

workflow: The order in which you perform all the various tasks associated with image editing under particular circumstances.

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