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bit·map

or bit map  (bĭt′măp′)
n. Computers
A set of bits that represents a graphic image, with each bit or group of bits corresponding to a pixel in the image.

bitmap

(ˈbɪtˌmæp)
n
(Computer Science) a picture created on a visual display unit where each pixel corresponds to one or more bits in memory, the number of bits per pixel determining the number of available colours
vb, -maps, -mapping or -mapped
(Computer Science) (tr) to create a bitmap of

bit·map

(bĭt′măp′)
Computer Science
A set of bits that represents a graphic image, with each bit or group of bits corresponding to a pixel in the image.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bitmap - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixelsbitmap - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
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An image saved as a JPEG file will be approximately 10 times smaller than the same image saved as a BMP file but the processing power that is required to decode the BMP is roughly 10 times smaller than that required to work through the JPEG compression algorithms.
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Sure, you can compress the BMP file into something much smaller with PKZIP or WinZip, but it turns out that not everyone at the other end knows how to UNZIP files.
This is handy if you are provided with a BMP file and your application needs it in PCX format.
The MidiScan technology will allow Coda customers to import a TIF, PCX or BMP file of printed music produced by any scanning device, translate it into a Finale file and display it within Coda's notation software products for editing, playback or printing.