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Pixel

Graham Harwood

in Software Studies

Published by The MIT Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780262062749
Published online August 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780262273343 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0030
Pixel

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This chapter briefly outlines the technological advancements in the fields of color, display, camera, and digital imaging techniques; it then demonstrates the early history along with the scientific principles involved in the pixel concept. The chapter also explains the charge-coupled device and a complementary metal oxide semiconductor, the new technologies of the latest digital cameras. It describes the transformation of the pixel from a grid-like thing to super-higher resolutions and discusses lighting technology. The chapter also discusses the concept of bitmaps and its relationship with pixel.

Keywords: charge-coupled device; metal oxide semiconductor; digital cameras; super-higher resolutions; lighting technology; bitmaps

Chapter.  1828 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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