(n.) Those graphics that associate color with bits per pixel. Historically, bitmapping is the process of associating each pixel on a screen with one or more bits in memory.
An image that uses a bitmap format: an array or matrix of pixels. Often, bitmapped graphics are black and white images.
the representation of a digital image as a matrix of picture elements (pixels). All images acquired by digital cameras and camcorders, scanners and screen capture programs are bitmapped images. Also known as "raster graphics," images created in paint programs are also bitmapped images. There are many bitmapped formats, including JPEG, EPS and TIFF. Bitmapped graphics and vector graphics are the two fundamental structures for digital images.
Computer graphics that are stored and held as collections of bits in memory locations corresponding to pixels on the screen. Bitmapped graphics are typical of paint programs, which treat images as collections of dots rather than as shapes. Within a computer's memory, a bitmapped graphic is represented as an array (group) of bits that describe the characteristics of the individual pixels making up the image. Bitmapped graphics displayed in color require several-to-many bits per pixel, each describging some aspect of the color of a single spot on the screen.
Graphic images which are formed with sets of pixels (or dots) with a specific number of dots each. Also referred to as raster graphics, which are the opposite of vector images.
A form of graphics that is made up of individual bits of picture information or pixels. The graphic consists of a computer map of these bits which is re-created pixel for pixel when displayed or printed.
Images which are created with matrices of pixels, or dots. Also called raster graphics.
interface: A type of graphic composed of lots of pixels. Bitmapped graphics can be edited dot by dot, at low resolution (screen resolution, 72 dots per inch or dpi) in MacPaint or at incredibly high resolution in Photoshop. Each dot can contain a lot of information (up to 32 bits worth) - color, grayness, transparency, etc. - but it's still a dot. Contrasted to object graphics, madeup of lines and components. Because video screens are made of dots called pixels, the Mac's QuickDraw software deals exclusively in bitmaps and rasterizes (converts) object graphics into bitmaps for display. A bitmapped image has a fixed resolution which is determined when it is created, so it can only print at whichever resolution is lower, its own or the printer's.