Friday, March 27, 2009
"I looked up gaussian on the net. All I could find out about it had to do with statistics and bell curves. What gives? How am I supposed to answer questions about Photoshop if I can't find the info on basic functions like this?" - an anonymous comment
At the risk of insulting the physics and stats pros out there, simply put "gaussian" refers to the bell-shaped curve that Photoshop uses for its internal calculations when applying weighted averages to pixels.
For more info, check out any one of Dr. John Russ' books on imaging.