Bitmap is a synonym of pixmap.
As nouns the difference between pixmap and bitmap
is that pixmap
is a grid of pixels while bitmap
is a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic , each pixel being represented as a group of bits.
* 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.
* bit map
(computing) a series of bits that represents a rasterized graphic image, each pixel being represented as a group of bits
* See notes at pixmap.