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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Software Studies

Graham Harwood

The MIT Press

This chapter briefly outlines the technological advancements in the fields of color, display, camera, and digital imaging techniques; it then demonstrates the early history along with the scientific principles involved in the pixel concept. The chapter also explains the charge-coupled device and a complementary metal oxide semiconductor, the new technologies of the latest digital cameras. It describes the transformation of the pixel from a grid-like thing to super-higher resolutions and discusses lighting technology. The chapter also discusses the concept of bitmaps and its relationship with pixel.

Keywords:   charge-coupled device, metal oxide semiconductor, digital cameras, super-higher resolutions, lighting technology, bitmaps

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