Pixmap vs Bitmap - What's the difference?

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Bitmap is a synonym of pixmap.

Pixmap is a synonym of bitmap.


As nouns the difference between pixmap and bitmap

is that pixmap is (computer graphics) a grid of pixels while bitmap is (computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits.

pixmap

English

Noun

(wikipedia pixmap) (en noun)
  • (computer graphics) A grid of pixels.
  • Usage notes

    * 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.

    Synonyms

    * bitmap

    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