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Int 2 computer systems

Int 2 computer systems
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Pixel
one of the millions of little dots that make up the picture on a tv screen, in a photograph, or any other type of image display medium
Bitmap
a category of graphics that represents the digital image as an array of dots called pixels
Bit
In binary (computer language), a bit represents a zero or one.
byte
A byte is another word for character; generally represented by 8 bits.
Ascii
abbreviation of American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a standard computer code used to assist the interchange of information among various types of data-processing equipment
Terabyte
a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes
Gif
compressed bitmap file format, that supports only 256 colors and is appropriate for the web animation
Jpeg
Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG is a compression technique for color images. Although it can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the compression.
Megabyte
a unit of digital storage equal to approximately one million bytes; abbreviated MB.
Floating Point
A data type that can represent values with numbers after the decimal point.
Unicode
A standardized 16-bit character set that represents the character sets of most major languages in the world. See also the definition for "ASCII".
gigabyte
a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes