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3.2 Representing still images

There are two basic methods of representing still images in a computer: bit maps (also sometimes called raster graphics or raster images) and vector graphics (also sometimes called geometrical-shape graphics or graphics metafiles). Bit maps are usually used when there is a great deal of detail, as in photographs, or when there are irregular shapes, such as in drawings of natural objects. Vector graphics are usually reserved for line and blocked-colour drawings consisting of regu
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