The Group's fields of interest cover all aspects of the science and technology of imaging - embracing both conventional photography and digital imaging covering image capture, storage, manipulation and analysis in all areas from basic photography to aerial and satellite technology and much more. The Group channels these interests in three main directions: scientific publications, scientific meetings and educational activities. The Group plays a major role in the Society's scientific publication, the Imaging Science Journal, as well as keeping members in touch via the Group’s website.
One or more scientific meetings are arranged each year by the Group. Of notable mention are the current annual series of Digital Futures and Good Picture symposia. These lectures and discussions provide imaging practitioners, keen amateurs and students with insights into Imaging Science and all technical aspects of Digital Imaging. One-day specialist meetings, sometimes held in collaboration with other Learned Societies, are also occasionally organised on topics such as Advances in Medical and Forensic Imaging.
The Imaging Science Group adopted this name (the Scientific and Technical Group was originally formed in 1921) when it recognised the need to reflect the Group's broader scope, covering all forms of imaging. The Group attracts Members who are professionals in the fields of imaging science and technology (and encourages them to apply for the Society's qualifications in Imaging Science), but also appeals to those with an educational or amateur interest in science.
Annual membership, which includes free on-line access to current and past issues of The Imaging Science Journal, £12.00.
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The Imaging Science Group website is online at: www.rps-isg.org
The Imaging Science Journal (formerly The Journal of Photographic Science) is the official learned journal of the Royal Photographic Society. It is concerned with research and development in all areas of imaging science and related disciplines and the journal aims to maintain coverage of traditional areas of photographic science while attracting submissions and readers in the new technologies. ISSN 1368-2199.
Members of the Imaging Science Group, or long-standing Society members who opted to receive the ISJ, now have free online access to the journal (including fast track papers and back copies to 2004) via the following link:
If you are a member of the Royal Photographic Society and have been receiving the Imaging Science Journal you should have a username and password. If you haven’t received one, please contact the Membership Department of the RPS: email@example.com (tel. +44 (0)1225 325743).
If you are currently a member of the RPS and would like to have access to the journal, upon joining the Imaging Science Group you will be issued with a username and password. For details on how to join the Imaging Science Group please contact the Membership Department.
It is published on the Society's behalf by Maney Publishing; their website www.maney.co.uk provides details of its availability.
The Imaging Science Group oversees a Forum dedicated to the discussion of scientific and technical aspects of imaging. Please click here for details.
The Group has a downloadable leaflet (in PDF format, 3Mb) which gives full details, with illustrations, of its main activities.