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To prepare a page for display or printing. Rasterization is performed by a raster image processor (RIP), which turns text and images into the matrix of pixels (bitmap) that will be displayed on screen or printed on the page. Various conversions may take place. For example, the mathematical coordinates of vector and outline fonts as well as vector drawings must be converted into bitmaps. Existing bitmaps may have to be scaled into different-sized bitmaps.

Unless output is printed on a vector graphics plotter, which literally draws the illustration with pens, all text and graphics must be rasterized into a bitmap for display or printing. See RIP, raster scan, font scaler and host-based printer.
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These experimental quadrilaterals were rasterized and projected in the selected projections.
The networks are better, but the images can't retain the intelligence underlying the document; for example, the vector graphics data in a rasterized CAD file.
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The authors rasterized the data and then used pycnophylactic interpolation (Tobler 1979) to redistribute death rates in the Community Loss Index to where people actually live (which is available at a very high spatial resolution).
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