What is the striking difference between a picture and a photograph?
A picture can be drawn by hand, a photograph is made using light (on a film, or on a CCD or CMOS cell, like on digital cameras).
"Picture" is the more generic term, and includes any kind of visual representation, whether it is drawn, painted, photographed or produced by some other means. You could even call a naturally produced image a "picture". The word picture can even refer to a memory or mental process that is by nature completely immaterial. "Photograph" virtually always refers to a physical image created with chemical or digital imaging technology. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_a_picture_and_a_photograph#ixzz1W9QvfP7B
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