In mirrors, we differentiate the real image from the virtual image as the real image is always inverted, whereas the virtual image is erect.
|Real Image||Virtual Image|
|Real images are inverted||Virtual images are erect|
|Convex lenses form a real image||Concave lenses form a virtual image|
|Real images are formed on the screen||Virtual images appear to be on the lens or the mirror itself|
|A concave mirror forms real images||The convex mirror forms a virtual image|
|Real images are formed due to the actual intersection of light rays||Virtual images are formed due to the imaginary intersection of light rays|