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pixmap

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EtymologyEdit

Blend of pixel and map

NounEdit

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pixmap (plural pixmaps)

  1. (computer graphics) A grid of pixels.

Usage notesEdit

  • Whereas a bitmap is sometimes represented with 1 bit per pixel, allowing each dot in the image to be only one of two colours (monochrome), a pixmap allows each pixel to be any of many colours. However, the term bitmap is also often used for pixmaps.

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