What are graphics?

  • (noun): The drawings and photographs in the layout of a book.
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Graphics (from Greek γραφικός graphikos) are visual presentations on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to brand, inform, illustrate, or entertain. Graphics word is derived from the word graph. A graph has x and y axis. Same way something which is created in digital word is seen on a digital screen, this screen also has x and y axis. So the output on any digital device is termed as graphics. In other words an image that is generated by a computer called graphics. The pictorial representation and manipulation of data, as used in computer-aided design and manufacture, in typesetting and the graphic arts, and in educational and recreational programs.

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Graphics Pipeline
... In 3D computer graphics, the terms graphics pipeline or rendering pipeline most commonly refers to the current state of the art method of rasterization-based rendering as supported by commodity ... The graphics pipeline typically accepts some representation of a three-dimensional primitive as input and results in a 2D raster image as output ... OpenGL and Direct3D are two notable 3d graphic standards, both describing very similar graphic pipelines ...
Gizmondo - Technical Specifications
320 × 240 pixels CPU Samsung ARM9 processor running at 400 MHz Graphics Nvidia GoForce 3D 4500 Graphics RAM 1.2MB 128-bit SRAM Graphics Performance 1,000,000 triangles per second RAM ...
The Print Shop Companion
1985, added a calendar feature, an updated graphic editor, font and border editors, and a "Creature Maker" game, as well as an expanded library of fonts, borders, and graphics ... It featured graphics by Marney Morris and was the most powerful version at the time ... in schools and contained a unique feature in which graphics could be transferred to or from a MacPaint file ...
Experix - Limitations
... At present the only graphics support for experix is with svgalib ... It is possible to have an experix graphics session in one virtual terminal and text or X sessions in others, and switch between them with the keys ... Graphics operations are done by a server process, and experix sends commands and data to this process through a fifo ...

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