Raster Graphics

  • David Salomon (emeritus)
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


“An image is worth a thousand words” is a well-known saying. It reflects the truth because the human eye–brain system is a high-capacity, sophisticated data processor. We can “digest” a huge amount of information if we receive it visually, as an image, rather than as a list of numbers. This is the reason for the success of computer graphics. However, if one image conveys a lot of information, many images are even more informative. This is why computer animation is so popular. It can bring to life impossible or non-existent objects and can teach and entertain.


Intersection Point Source Image Convex Polygon Graphic Object Current Pixel 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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