Awareness of forms or shapes within an image. In digital imaging, this process is computer-based.About pattern and its recognition: "Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern." Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), English philosopher and mathematician. Dialogues, June 10, 1943. "All around us are facts that are related to one another. Of course, they can be regarded as separate entities and learned that way. But what a difference it makes when we see them as a pattern! . . . They begin to make sense. The world becomes a more comprehensible place." Murray Gell-Mann (1929-), American physicist. Also see closure.