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Analog v Digital Encoding

No photographic or sound medium is truly analog or continuous tone. Even the finest grain photographic emulsion is composed of either individual grains of silver halide (monochrome) or of discrete bits of dye or pigment (color) which are the exact equivalent of digital pixels.