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picture element

picture element in Technology

(pixel) The smallest resolvable rectangular area of an image, either on a screen or stored in memory. Each pixel in a monochrome image has its own brightness, from 0 for black to the maximum value (e.g. 255 for an eight-bit pixel) for white. In a colour image, each pixel has its own brightness and colour, usually represented as a triple of red, green and blue intensities (see RGB).
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • Later newspaper developments were to introduce more of the picture element, decorative border, and design.

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