“Introduction to Raster Graphics”

  • ©Ted Crane, John C. Dill, Donald P. Greenberg, and Chan Verbeck



Entry Number: 03


    Introduction to Raster Graphics

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    Who should attend?

    This course is for professionals who wish to enter the field of raster graphics.

    Recommended background

    Little or no background in computer graphics is required, although some programming experience will be helpful.

    Course description

    This course will be an introduction to the field of raster graphics. As the cost of computer memory continues to decrease, raster graphics will continue to increase in popularity and diversity, ranging from high-quality, realistic image simulations to low-cost, low-resolution displays. This course will introduce the basic principles of image storage, image creation and image display. Both hardware and software issues will be presented, as well as examples of existing systems and applications. This course will help explain the capabilities, constraints and difficulties inherent in using raster graphics software and hardware. For the novice, this course also will provide valuable information for the selection and evaluation of raster display systems.

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    Pete Segal

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