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Definition of Bitmap and Raster Image

Bitmaps and raster images are the same, but they are different from vectors.

Bitmap-based images consist of pixels on a grid. Each pixel or “bit” of an image contains information about the color to be displayed. Bitmap images provide a fixed resolution and cannot be resized without losing image quality.These images are also called draw the image

An alternative to bitmaps is vector image, which uses embedded directives instead of dots to draw lines on paths. You can infinitely resize vectors without losing image quality.

All about pixels

In simple terms, each pixel on the screen is a “bit” of color information used to represent an image on the screen. The screen can be as small as an Apple Watch or as large as a pixel board in Times Square.

In addition to needing to know the three colors (red, green, blue) applied to a pixel, another “bit” of information is the exact location of that pixel in the image. These pixels are created when the image is captured. So if your camera takes an image that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels wide, there are 921,600 individual pixels in the image, and the color and position of each pixel must be remembered and displayed.

If you double the image size, the pixels get bigger and the file size also increases because now the larger area has the same number of pixels. No pixels are added. Reducing the size of an image puts the same number of pixels in a smaller area, reducing the file size.

How does resolution affect?

Another factor that affects bitmaps is resolution. Set the resolution when creating the image. For example, many of today’s modern digital cameras capture images at 300 dpi. This explains why digital camera images can be large. On an average computer screen, there are far more pixels to map and shade than usual.

Typical bitmap-based format

Common bitmap-based formats include JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PICT, and BMP. Most bitmap images can be easily converted to other bitmap-based formats. Bitmap images typically have a much larger file size than vector images, and are often compressed to reduce their size. While many graphics formats are based on bitmaps, bitmap (BMP) is also a graphics format, although its use is very rare these days.

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Definition of Bitmap and Raster Image

Bitmaps and raster images are the same thing—but different from vectors

Bitmap-based images are comprised of pixels in a grid. Each pixel or “bit” in the image contains information about the color to be displayed. Bitmap images offer a fixed resolution and cannot be resized without losing image quality. These images are also called raster images.

The alternative to a bitmap is a vector image, which instead of dots use embedded instructions to draw lines on paths. A vector may be infinitely resized with no loss in image quality.

All About Pixels

Each pixel on your screen is, in very simple terms, a “bit” of color information used to display the image on a screen. That screen could be as small as the one on an Apple Watch or as large as a pixel board found in Times Square.

Along with needing to know the three colors (red, green, blue) applied to the pixel another “bit” of information is where, exactly, that pixel is located in the image. These pixels are created when the image is captured. Thus if your camera captures an image at 1280 pixels across and 720 pixels, down there are 921,600 individual pixels in the image and each pixel’s color and location must be remembered and rendered.

If you double the size of the image, the pixels get larger and the file size increases because the same number of pixels are now in a larger area. No pixels are added. If you reduce the size of the image the same number of pixels are in a smaller area and, as such, the file size reduces.

How Resolution Factors In

One other factor that affects bitmaps is the resolution. The resolution is fixed when the image is created. Many of today’s modern digital cameras, for example, capture images with a 300 dpi resolution. This explains why digital camera images can be rather huge. There are a ton more pixels to be mapped and colored than commonly found on a normal computer display.

Typical Bitmap-Based Formats

Common bitmap-based formats are JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PICT, and BMP. Most bitmap images can be converted to other bitmap-based formats very easily. Bitmap images tend to have much large file sizes than vector graphics and they are often compressed to reduce their size. Although many graphics formats are bitmap-based, bitmap (BMP) is also a graphic format—although its use today is very rare.

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