Bitmap vs Raster - What's the difference?

bitmap | raster |


As nouns the difference between bitmap and raster

is that bitmap is (computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits while raster is a scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bitmap

English

Alternative forms

* bit map * bit-map

Noun

(en noun) (Raster graphics)
  • (computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits
  • Usage notes

    * See notes at pixmap.

    Synonyms

    * pixmap

    raster

    English

    (wikipedia raster)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.
  • A bitmap image, consisting of a grid of pixels, stored as a sequence of lines.
  • Anagrams

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