jaggies


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jag•gies

(ˈdʒæg iz)
n.pl.
a jagged, stairstep effect on curved or diagonal lines that are reproduced in low resolution, as on a printout or computer display.
[1990–95]
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jaggies

Images or graphics that have distorted by aliasing.
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In the first half we made four or five good chances but in the second half we lose a goal and four or five of the team are like a bag of jaggies.
When asked by our trekking guide if he was OK, he replied: "Ah've hunners o' jaggies up ma bahooky!" It's fair to say they'll never see his likes again.
Per-pixel noise and compression artifact reduction removes noise inherent in digital video, and per-pixel motion-adaptive 3D de-interlacing removes jaggies and eliminates feathering.
Problems reported by FlightAlert XT include: RGB elements that will not separate properly; unwanted spot colors that will waste film; TIFF images with background set to 'None' that could cause jaggies; items with print suppressed, non-90-degree rotations that could cause problems for some RIPs; danger-sign text overflow (FlightAlert can ignore intentional and harmless overflow); leftover positional graphics which will print low-res, missing or modified graphics; EPS files with missing fonts; and text with bold or italic applied styles.
If you ask a bitmap graphics program to handle vector graphics you get the jaggies with any line that isn't pure horizontal or vertical.