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    Graphics Glossary

    Here is a glossary of the most common graphics terms:

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    3G2 (File Format)
    3GP (File Format)
    3GPP (File Format)
    3GPP2 (File Format)

    A
    Acquisition
    Adobe (Macromedia) Flash FLA Project File Format (File Format)
    Adobe Contribute (Software)
    Adobe Dreamweaver (Software)
    Adobe Fireworks (Software)
    Adobe Flash Pro (Software)
    Adobe Illustrator (File Format)
    Adobe Illustrator (Software)
    Adobe Photoshop (Software)
    Adobe Photoshop Big (File Format)
    Adobe Photoshop Document (File Format)
    Adobe Photoshop Elements (Software)
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Software)
    AI (File Format)
    Alpha
    Alpha Channel
    Alpha Transparency
    AMV (File Format)
    ANI (File Format)
    Animated Portable Network Graphics (File Format)
    Animation (File Formats)
    Anti-Aliased Scaling
    Anti-Aliased Text
    Anti-Aliasing
    Anti-Leech
    APNG (File Format)
    Artifact
    ASCII Art
    ASF (File Format)
    Aspect Ratio
    Audio Video Interleave (File Format)
    AutoCAD (Software)
    AutoCAD LT (Software)
    Autodesk SketchBook Pro (Software)
    Average Dithering
    AVI (File Format)

    B
    Banding
    Banner Advertisements
    Bayer Dithering
    Bevel
    Bit Depth
    Bitmap
    Bitmap (File Formats)
    Bitmap Font
    Bits Per Pixel
    Blending
    Blue Channel
    BMP (File Format)
    Browser-Safe Palette

    C
    CAD
    CAD (File Formats)
    CALS (File Format)
    Capture
    CCITT Compression
    CDR (File Format)
    CFP (File Format)
    CGM (File Format)
    Clip Art
    CMYK
    Color Depth
    Color Map
    Color Model
    Color Safe Palette
    Color Separation
    Composite
    Compression
    Computer Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support Raster Format (File Format)
    Computer Graphics Metafile (File Format)
    Contribute (Software)
    Corel CAPTURE (Software)
    Corel DESIGNER (Software)
    Corel Designer (Version 10 or later) (File Format)
    Corel Designer (Version 9 or earlier) (File Format)
    Corel Painter (Software)
    Corel PaintShop Pro (Software)
    Corel Photo-Paint (File Format)
    Corel PhotoPaint (Software)
    CorelCAD (Software)
    CorelDRAW (File Format)
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Software)
    CoverFactory Project (File Format)
    CPT (File Format)
    Crop
    Cross-Hatch Patterns
    CUR (File Format)
    Cursor
    Cursor (File Formats)

    D
    DCX (File Format)
    Decompression
    Deep Color
    DEGAS (File Format)
    DES (File Format)
    DesiGN (File Format)
    Design Web Format (File Format)
    Deskew
    Despeckle
    Device Independent Bitmap (File Format)
    DGN (File Format)
    Dingbat
    Direct3D
    DirectDraw
    DirectMedia
    DirectX
    Dithering
    DIVX (File Format)
    DjVu (File Format)
    Dots Per Inch
    DPI
    DPP (File Format)
    Dr. Halo (File Format)
    DraWinG (File Format)
    Drawing eXchange Binary (File Format)
    Drawing eXchange Format (File Format)
    Drawing File (File Format)
    DrawPlus (Software)
    Dreamweaver (Software)
    Drop Shadow
    DRW (File Format)
    DSF (File Format)
    DWF (File Format)
    DWG (File Format)
    DXB (File Format)
    DXF (File Format)

    E
    eBook Cover
    Edge Effect
    Emboss
    EMF (File Format)
    EMZ (File Format)
    Encapsulated PostScript (File Format)
    EPS (File Format)
    EVA (File Format)
    Exchangeable Image File Format (File Format)
    Exif (File Format)
    eXperimental Computing Facility (File Format)
    Extended Vector Animation (File Format)

    F
    F4V (File Format)
    FAVICON
    FH (File Format)
    Fireworks (Software)
    FITS (File Format)
    Fixed Pitch
    FLA (File Format)
    Flare (File Format)
    Flash Pro (Software)
    Flash Video (File Format)
    FlashPix Format (File Format)
    FLC (File Format)
    Flexible Image Transport System (File Format)
    FLI (File Format)
    Flood Fill
    Floyd-Steinberg Dithering
    FLV (File Format)
    FNT (File Format)
    Font
    Font (File Formats)
    FPX (File Format)
    FreeHand (File Format)

    G
    G3 (File Format)
    G4 (File Format)
    GEM (File Format)
    GEM IMG (File Format)
    GEM Metafile (File Format)
    GIF (File Format)
    GIMP (Software)
    Glyph
    Graphics Interchange Format (File Format)
    Gray Scale
    Green Channel
    Group 3 1D Fax File (File Format)
    Group 3 Compression
    Group 4 Compression
    Group 4 Fax File (File Format)

    H
    Half-Tone
    Halo
    Hatch Patterns
    HD Photo (File Format)
    Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (File Format)
    High Color
    Hot-Linking
    HPGL (File Format)
    HSB
    HSI
    HSL
    HSV
    Hue Saturation Brightness
    Hue Saturation Intensity
    Hue Saturation Luminosity
    Hue Saturation Value
    Huffman Encoding

    I
    ICO (File Format)
    Icon
    Icon (File Formats)
    IGES (File Format)
    Illustrator (Software)
    Image Acquisition
    Imagemap
    IMG (File Format)
    Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (File Format)
    Inkscape (Software)
    Interlaced Bitmap
    Interlacing

    J
    Jaggies
    Jarvis Dithering
    Jarvis, Judice & Ninke Dithering
    JFIF (File Format)
    Joint Photographic Experts Group (File Format)
    Joint Photographic Experts Group File Interchange Format (File Format)
    JPEG (File Format)
    JPEG Quality

    K
    Kodak Photo CD (File Format)

    L
    Layer
    Lens Flare
    Lossless Compression
    Lossy Compression
    Lotus PIC (File Format)
    LZW Compression

    M
    MAC (File Format)
    Macintosh PICT (File Format)
    MacPaint (File Format)
    MAGIX Photo and Graphic Designer (Software)
    Matroska Multimedia Container (File Format)
    Metadata
    Metafile
    Metafile (File Formats)
    Microsoft Advanced System Format (File Format)
    Microsoft Visio (Software)
    Microsoft Visio Drawing (File Format)
    Microsoft Visio Drawing XML (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Animated Cursor (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Cursor (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Device Independent Bitmap (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Enhanced Metafile (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Enhanced Metafile (Compressed) (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Font (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Icon (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Metafile (File Format)
    Microsoft Windows Metafile (Compressed) (File Format)
    MKV (File Format)
    MNG (File Format)
    Monospaced
    Moving Picture Experts Group (File Format)
    MP4 (File Format)
    MPEG (File Format)
    MPEG-4 Part14 (File Format)
    MrSID (File Format)
    Multi-image Network Graphics (File Format)
    Multiresolution Seamless Image Database (File Format)

    N
    Netscape Color Safe Palette
    Non-Proportional Spaced

    O
    Object File Format (File Format)
    OCR
    ODG (File Format)
    OFF (File Format)
    Opacity
    OpenDocument drawing (File Format)
    OpenGL
    OpenRaster (File Format)
    OpenType Font (File Format)
    Optical Character Recognition
    Ordered Dithering
    OS/2 BGA (File Format)
    OS/2 Bitmap (File Format)
    OS/2 Bitmap Graphics Array (File Format)
    OS/2 BMP (File Format)
    OTF (File Format)
    Outline Font

    P
    PackBits Compression
    Paint.NET (File Format)
    PaintShop Pro (Software)
    PaintShop Pro Image (File Format)
    Palette
    PBM (File Format)
    PCD (File Format)
    PCL (File Format)
    PCX (File Format)
    PDF (File Format)
    PDN (File Format)
    PGM (File Format)
    Photo Object
    PhotoPlus (Software)
    Photoshop (Software)
    Photoshop Elements (Software)
    Photoshop Lightroom (Software)
    PICT (File Format)
    Pictor PC Paint (File Format)
    Pictor PIC (File Format)
    Pixel
    Pixel Editing
    Pixelization
    PNG (File Format)
    PNM (File Format)
    Point
    Portable aNy Map (File Format)
    Portable Bitmap (File Format)
    Portable Document Format (File Format)
    Portable Gray Map (File Format)
    Portable Network Graphics (File Format)
    Portable Pixel Map (File Format)
    Posterization
    PostScript
    PostScript (File Format)
    PPM (File Format)
    Prepress (File Formats)
    Printer Command Language (File Format)
    Printer's Ornament
    Proportional Spaced
    PS (File Format)
    PSB (File Format)
    PSD (File Format)
    PSP (File Format)
    PSPIMAGE (File Format)

    Q
    QuickTime
    QuickTime (File Format)

    R
    Random Dithering
    Raster
    Raster Font
    Rasterization
    RealMedia File Format (File Format)
    Red Channel
    Red-Eye Effect
    Resolution
    Resource Interchange File Format (File Format)
    Retouching
    RGB
    RGBA
    RIFF (File Format)
    RMFF (File Format)
    Run-length Compression

    S
    Sans Serif
    Scalable Vector Graphics (File Format)
    Scanline
    Scanner
    SCR (File Format)
    Screen Capture
    Screenshot
    SDR (File Format)
    Seattle FilmWorks (File Format)
    Seed Fill
    Sepia Toning
    Serif
    Serif DrawPlus (Software)
    Serif DrawPlus Project (File Format)
    Serif PhotoPlus (Software)
    Serif PhotoPlus Project (File Format)
    Serif WebPlus (Software)
    SFW (File Format)
    SGI (File Format)
    Silicon Graphics Image File Format (File Format)
    Sk (File Format)
    sK1 (File Format)
    Skencil Sketch (File Format)
    SketchBook Pro (Software)
    Small Web Format (Flash) - originally "ShockWave Flash" (File Format)
    SmartDraw (Software)
    SmartDraw Document (File Format)
    Snagit (Software)
    Solarization
    Speckles
    SPP (File Format)
    Sprite
    Stitching
    Stroke Font
    Stucki Dithering
    Sun Rasterfile (File Format)
    SVG (File Format)
    SWF (File Format)
    SWI (File Format)
    SWiSH Max (Software)
    SWiSH Project File (File Format)
    SXD (File Format)

    T
    Tagged Image File Format (File Format)
    Texture Mapping
    TGA (File Format)
    THM (File Format)
    Thresholding
    Thumbnail
    Thumbnail (File Format)
    TIFF (File Format)
    Transparency
    Trim
    True Color
    TrueType
    TrueType Font (File Format)
    TrueVision TARGA (File Format)
    TTF (File Format)
    TurboCAD (Software)
    TWAIN
    Typeface

    U
    Uncompressed
    UNIX Plot Format (File Format)

    V
    Variable Pitch
    VDX (File Format)
    Vector
    Vector (File Formats)
    Vector Font
    Vectorization
    VICAR (File Format)
    Video (File Formats)
    Video Image Communication and Retrieval (File Format)
    Video OBject (File Format)
    Vignetting
    Visio (Software)
    VOB (File Format)
    VSD (File Format)

    W
    Watermark
    WBMP (File Format)
    Web Publishing (File Formats)
    WebP (File Format)
    WebPlus (Software)
    Windows Media Video (File Format)
    Wireless Bitmap (File Format)
    WMF (File Format)
    WMV (File Format)
    WMZ (File Format)
    WordPerfect Graphics (File Format)
    WPG (File Format)

    X
    X Window Bitmap (File Format)
    X Window Dump (File Format)
    X Window PixMap (File Format)
    XAR (File Format)
    Xara Flare (File Format)
    Xara Photo and Graphic Designer (Software)
    Xara XAR (File Format)
    XBM (File Format)
    XCF (File Format)
    XML Paper Specification (File Format)
    XPM (File Format)
    XPS (File Format)
    XWD (File Format)

    Y
    YCbCr

    Z
    ZSoft PCX (File Format)


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