This article is meant to provide the digital image recording community with an overview of digital image processing and recording. The Digital Interactive Image Processing System (DIIPS) was assembled by ESL for Air Force Systems Command under Rome Air Development Center's guidance. The system provides the capability of mensuration and exploitation of digital imagery with both mono and stereo digital images as inputs. This development provided for system design, basic hardware, software, and operational procedures to enable the Air Force's Systems Command photo analyst to perform digital mensuration and exploitation of stereo digital imagery. The engineering model was based on state-of-the-art technology and, to the extent possible, off-the-shelf hardware and software. A laser recorder was also developed for the DIIPS Systems and is known as the Ultra High Resolution Image Recorder (UHRIR). The UHRIR is a prototype model that will enable the Air Force Systems Command to record computer enhanced digital image data on photographic film at high resolution with geometric and radiometric distortion minimized.