pixmap

pixmap

(Contraction of "pixel map"). A 3 dimensional array of bits corresponding to a 2 dimensional array of pixels. It is used, for example, in the X Window System to describe a memory region where graphics can be drawn without affecting the screen. Typically this is used for the efficient handling of expose events, icon images or for animation. Compare bitmap.

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All photographs were collected in portable pixmap format, a noncompressed RGB image file type.
Feldman, Generating isovalue contours from a pixmap, Graphics gems III, Academic Press (1992) pp.