Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process.
Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.
Digital art can be purely computer-generated (such as fractals and algorithmic art) or taken from other sources, such as a scannedphotograph or an image drawn using vector graphics software using a mouse or graphics tablet. Though technically the term may be applied to art done using other media or processes and merely scanned in, it is usually reserved for art that has been non-trivially modified by a computing process (such as a computer program, microcontroller or any electronic system capable of interpreting an input to create an output); digitized text data and raw audio and video recordings are not usually considered digital art in themselves, but can be part of the larger project of computer art and information art. Artworks are considered digital painting when created in similar fashion to non-digitalpaintings but using software on a computer platform and digitally outputting the resulting image as painted on canvas.