Multimedia is the field concerned with the computer controlled integration of text, graphics, drawings, still and moving images (Video), animation, audio, and any other media where every type of information can be represented, stored, transmitted and processed digitally.


Multimedia is any combination of

   • text,

   • graphic art / images,

   • sound,

   • animation,

   • video,

delivered by computer or electronic means

The word "Multimedia" is combination of two terms "Multi"- means MANY and "Media"- means MEDIUM to communicate

Hence, Multimedia means being able to communicate with more than one way or medium.

Multimedia is a fast growing and most exciting area in the field of information technology . It is the most popular technology in this ever changing word of computers. It enhances the communication of the message and its understanding. The need of using various media in a single application, lead to the evolution of multimedia.

Multimedia is richly presented sensation which excites eye, ears, fingertips, and the head. Such presentation can transfer an audience from passive recipients of information to the active participants.

Interactivity is the most important feature of multimedia. Multimedia may provide enriched interactive information to the users.

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