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n, pl -tos
(Telecommunications) a facsimile of a photograph transmitted electronically via a telephone system


(ˈwaɪərˌfoʊ toʊ)

pl. -tos.
a. a device for transmitting photographs by wire.
b. a photograph so transmitted.
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An ACME Newspictures wirephoto from the author's collection, dated July 6,1932, has this caption: "Miss Popovich is shown above a few hours after the shooting, hiding from photographers.
In 1935, The Associated Press inaugurated Wirephoto, the first successful service for transmitting photographs by wire to member newspapers.
In 1935, Associated Press (AP) launched its Wirephoto service that sent photographs more swiftly and became as revolutionary as the invention of the telegraph a century before.
I can still feel the pride of having been there and getting the photographs out by wirephoto to the navy.
Wirephoto operator James ''Ike'' Altgens, who doubled as a photographer, alerted Johnson that he was just 30 feet away from Kennedy when the first shot was fired.
That era, the heyday of pre-digital Wirephoto technology, was a time when news images were first sent relatively easily over phone lines for publication around the world.
The first AP Wirephoto to be published is that of Dark Star winning the Kentucky Derby about a half length ahead of favorite Native Dancer.
The resulting wirephoto flashed around the world showing a pint-sized Chinese John Wayne.
Photovideotex, desktop publishing, graphic arts, color facsimile, newspaper wirephoto transmission, medical imaging, and many other continuous-tone image applications require a compression standard in order to develop significantly beyond their present state.
The Associated Press A membership cooperative founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organization and a pioneer in technology since the development of Wirephoto in 1935.
In addition to a photographic print, entrants also submit a digital RGB image, such as a wirephoto.
A Louisville native, Hackett joined the AP bureau in his hometown in 1944 as a Wirephoto operator, and rose through the editorial ranks during his 56 years at the wire service, with stints as news editor and, most recently, Kentucky enterprise editor.