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This is my intro to computer graphics


a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents


stands for graphics interchange format. It also includes data compression, but because it is limited to 256 colors, it is more effective for scanned images such as illustrations rather than color photos.


Dots Per Inch


an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels


having a three-dimensional form or appearance


2 dimensions

world wide web

computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol

web browser

An application that displays Web pages.


a quarrel about petty points


Red, Green, Blue. The color model of electronic devices such as computer monitors.


finding a solution to a problem


a single point in a graphic image on a digital display; the smallest unit a monitor can display


Moving Picture Experts Group


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.


a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange


A two dimensional array of pixels that together form a picture

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