Glossary – A
Understand typesetters, media designer and printers.
Computer graphics are basically composed with very small unites, called pixel.
Therefore lines or curves could appear jagged. You might get the idea of stairs or saw tooth.
Not a very nice effect.
So modern image processing programs have a built in “anti-aliasing” effect. Transitions will appear softer; edges will be smoothened. Something that is meant to be round like a circle, will appear round, not edged.
A very important feature portraying fonts.