Understanding bitmaps


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Understanding bitmaps

Fireworks handles both vector and bitmap images equally well. Now, bitmap images are like the file you see onscreen right now, this photograph of our cyclist. Essentially, it's an image that's made up of a bunch of pixels. Each pixel is mapped to a specific location in the image with a specific color value and a specific brightness. In fact, if I zoom in, I'll use my Zoom tool here, zoom in on our cyclists going as close as I can get. You can see as I zoom in here, what we're starting to see are basically just a bunch of boxes.

Each box is representing one of the pixels on the image. It's a certain color. It's at a specific location. It's a certain brightness. I am just going to press Ctrl+0 to get back up to my original file. Vector images are essentially a mathematical path or formula that has a fill applied to it. It's like we see here with our olive_branch file. In this case, we have got multiple vector shapes that are inside in this image. I can click and ...

Understanding bitmaps
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Understanding bitmaps provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Jim Babbage as part of the Fireworks CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Fireworks
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