A vignette is a photograph whose edges fade out gradually to white or black. In photography, vignetting can be an unintentional result caused by optical limitations in the camera lens. As an effect, it is frequently used for portrait photos, usually in an oval or other shape. A vignette effect is easy to apply to a digital photo in most photo-editing programs.
Also Known As: soft fade, fade effect, faded edge
Common Misspellings: vignete, vinyette, vinyet, vignet, vinget