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Last updated: 2005-06-18

Compiled and written by Philbert Ono

What's this? List of photography-related words in English and Japanese. The Main List has 1100+ words (click on the alphabet links). Many of the words are also categorized in separate lists (General, Camera, etc.). Meanwhile, the J-E List is a separate Japanese-to-English list of essential words not included in the Main List. And Signs is a photo gallery of Japanese signs explained in English.

Note: If the Japanese term contains an English word, the English word is spelled in normal English in the romanization. This is for easier recognition and maybe easier pronunciation and understanding. If the Japanese term is identical to the Engiish, a left arrow <- is displayed (you still have to pronounce it in the Japanese katakana way). Macrons are provided to indicate long vowel sounds. Credits here.

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ID photo shōmei shashin 証明Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ショウメイ写真シャシン
image gazō, <- 画像Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ガゾウ、イメージ
image circle <- イメージサークル
image detail detail ディティール
image editing gazō shori, photo retouch 画像処理、フォトレタッチ
image file <- イメージファイル
image playback saisei 再生Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.サイセイ
image quality gashitsu 画質
image review (after image capture) satsuei gazō no kakunin 撮影Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.サツエイ画像の確認
image review time satsuei gazō no kakunin jikan 撮影Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.サツエイ画像の確認時間
image sensor satsuzō soshi, image sensor, satsuzō sensor 撮像素子Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.サツゾウソシ、イメージセンサー、撮像サツゾウセンサー
Image Stabilizer (IS) tebure hosei kikō 手ブレ補正機構 Canon terminology. Nikon calls it vibration reduction (VR). Others might call it "anti-shake."
image-editing software (Photoshop) photo retouch soft, gazō shori soft フォトレタッチソフト、画像処理ソフト The word "software" is almost always abbreviated as "soft" in Japanese. Same for "hardware" which is always "hard."
imaging element See image sensor. Also sensor.
in stock (camera, book, etc.) zaiko 在庫
incandescent/light bulb denkyū 電球
included  ̄tsuki 〜付Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ツ Added after the name of the accessory that is included. For example, "lens case-tsuki" means "including lens case."
index print <- インデックスプリント Sheet of thumbnail images.
indoors okunai, shitsunai 屋内、室内
infinity (focus) mugen-en 無限遠
infrared film sekigaisen film 赤外線フィルム
infrared photography sekigaisen shashin 赤外線写真
initialize/format (a memory card) shokika suru 初期Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ショキする
ink cartridge <- インクカートリッジ
inkjet printer <- インクジェットプリンタ
inkjet printing paper inkjet yōshi インクジェット用紙Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ヨウシ
insects konchū 昆虫 See Photographic subjects.
insert (a CF card) ireru Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.イれる
interchangeable lens kōkan lens 交換レンズ
interface (USB, etc.) <- インターフェース
internal/inner focusing <-, inner focus インターナル/インナーフォーカス Canon calls it inner focusing.
interpolation hokan 補間Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.ホカン
ISO 400 film iso kando yon-hyaku film ISO感度400フィルム
ISO film speed iso kando, film kando イソ感度Compiled by Philbert Ono at photojpn.org.カンド、フィルム感度カンド
items bundled/included (with camera) See bundled items.

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