Ambient light

What is Ambient light?

Ambient light meaning in Digital terms is Light existing in the environment that is not produced by the imaging system. Ambient light can be natural or artificial light. Ambient light is generally uncontrolled and can be highly variable, posing a possible risk to image quality. The level of ambient light should be minimized in relation to the level of light produced by the imaging system.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary