Glossary – A: Anti-Aliasing

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Glossary – A

Understand typesetters, media designer and printers.

 

Anti-Aliasing

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.

 

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