When should I use one or the other?


A photo is a picture taken with a camera. A picture is any visual representation of a subject.

  • There was a confusion in my mind about the difference in both words.Thank you for making it clear here. – user36146 Jan 21 '13 at 11:04
  • So, a painting could be a picture as well? Because it may a visual representation of a subject as well. – Vadorequest Aug 27 '15 at 13:34
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    @Vadorequest: I suppose a painting could be a type of picture, but we don't usually call it that. – Robusto Aug 27 '15 at 13:39
  • What about the difference between a picture and an image? I don't see any difference anymore. – Vadorequest Aug 27 '15 at 13:54
  • An image can refer to all of the above. It's a more general term. I suggest looking in a dictionary for specific nuances. – Robusto Aug 27 '15 at 13:56