The primary fact that separates image processing from other digital computer processing is the sheer bulk of the data base. This has effects at every stage of the processing: acquisition, digitization, storage, computation, regeneration, and interaction. The workshop was designed to expose new users to the problems encountered in each of these areas and give relevant examples. Thus the user should have a concept of the magnitude of his problem prior to its implementation. The workshop is not trying to describe how to do image processing, but to expose the facets to be considered in the design stages.