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IMAX (an acronym for Image MAXimum) is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by Canadian company IMAX Corporation and developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. Since 2002, some feature films have been converted (or upgraded) into IMAX format for displaying in IMAX theaters and some have also been partially shot in IMAX.
IMAX is the most widely used system for special-venue film presentations. As of January 1, 2016, there are 1,061 IMAX theaters in 67 countries.