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An image consisting of mapped pixels, where each are given a value (colour). Bitmaps gives the "lego effect" when zoomed in. This is opposed to vector graphics, which do not deteriorate when zoomed.


A bitmap is an array of pixels, where each pixel is given a value (colour).

More information on how bitmaps work, and the various file formats that support them, can be found here.

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