raster graphics

(redirected from raster graphic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to raster graphic: vector graphic

raster graphics

[′ras·tər ¦graf·iks]
(computer science)
A computer graphics coding technique which codes each picture element of the picture area in digital form. Also known as bit-mapped graphics.

raster graphics

(graphics)
Computer graphics in which an image is composed of an array of pixels arranged in rows and columns.

Opposite: vector graphics.
References in periodicals archive ?
AGC will convert all NGA's Arc Digital Raster Graphics (ADRGs) into GeoPDFs.
To parse the difference a bit further: The salient point is that raster graphics are resolution dependent, with the quality of a given image deriving from the concentration of information in each pixel and the number of pixels ranged across a bitmap.
In researching what resolutions were used, I found that the USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) made before October 2001 were scanned at the resolution of 250 dpi.
Because a bitmap uses a fixed or raster graphics method of specifying an image, the image cannot he immediately rescaled by a user without losing definition.
Digital Raster Graphics (DRG) -- a scanned image of a USGS topographic map
Daytona Visual Marketing, set up 20 years ago, demonstrated the capabilities of the Raster Graphics digital printer with the output of Birmingham City Council's 'Brummies are proud people' campaign, designed by Wallis Tomlinson.
The actual transfer of raster data is defined under MIL-R-28002A, Requirements for Raster Graphics Representation in Binary Format.
The digital display on the computer remains crisp and clear as the user zooms in to look at the map in more detail--unlike Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG).
Arc-Digitized Raster Graphics (ADRG), a 254-dots per inch (dpi) scan of NIMA hardcopy products.
It aims to unify a number of application services: user interface, 2D and 3D drawing, fixed and adaptive documents, advanced typography, vector graphics, raster graphics, animation, data binding, audio and video.
Multimedia algorithms available in the starter kit include JPEG, MJPEG, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, and a Simple Raster Graphics Package (SRGP).
Previously, he held CFO positions with TeraStor Corporation, GET Manufacturing and Raster Graphics and prior to that was corporate controller with Pyramid Technology Corporation.