Definitions for "Archival Image"
An image designed to have lasting value. They are usually stored off-line in a secure environment. They are often of higher quality than the image available on-line. See also: Digitizing Last Reviewed: 2003-03-01
A digital image, also referred to as a master image, that has been captured at the highest practicable quality or resolution and stored for long-term usage. Archival images are normally stored in an off-line mode on tape or CD and are accessed only for the production of surrogate or derivative images.
A very high quality image, generally created to allow for accurate future reproduction.