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Computer Skills Vocab unit 4
Terms in this set (20)
An uncompressed image made of thousands of small dots called pixels.
Reduction of the amount of data required to re-create an original file, graphic or movie. Compression is used to reduce the transmission time of media and application files across networks.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Software that allows a user to create three-dimensional designs using a computer.
A series of stored picture files that can be clipped or cut and then pasted into other documents.
The creation, display, and storage of pictures, with a computer.
DPI (Dots per Inch)
a gauge for visual clarity or resolution for computer screens and printouts. The more dots per inch, the higher the resolution.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
A bitmapped color graphic file format. Gif is commonly used on the Web because it employs efficient compression methods.
A flat input device that allows the user to draw a picture or design with a finger or special pen. The drawing appears immediately on the computer screen and is converted to a digital format that the computer can understand.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
File format for full-color and black-and-white graphic images. JPEG images allow for more colors than GIF images and are usually smaller in size.
One million pixelsThe term is used in reference to the resolution of a graphics device, such as a scanner, digital camera, or monitor.
The process of scanning and digitizing photographs into the computer.
(PICture ELements) Pixels are square dots that represent the smallest unit displayed on a computer screen. The standard computer monitor displays about 72 pixels per inch. Graphics and characters are created by turning pixels on or off.
Red, Green, and Blue, the primary colors of light, which are mixed to display color of individual pixels on a CRT.
The number of dots in an image's screen display or printed output. An image with higher resolution has more dots or pixels per inch and finer detail can be seen.
A device that converts art, photography, or other graphic material into bit mapped data that is input into the computer.
TIFF (tagged image file format)
a format for electronically storing and transmitting bit-mapped, grey-scale, and color images.
A collection of drawing and painting tools included in a graphics software package.
A special pen used with a graphics tablet to create computer graphics.
A small version of a graphic image.
Vector images (object oriented graphics)
A graphic image drawn in shapes and lines using geometric formulas.
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