Pixelation



[pik-suh-leyt] /ˈpɪk səˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), pixelated, pixelating.
1.
in computer graphics and digital photography, to cause (an image) to break up into pixels, as by overenlarging the image:
When enlarging a photograph, first increase the resolution to avoid pixelating it.
2.
to blur (parts of a digital image) by creating unclear, pixel-like patches, for purposes of censorship or to maintain the anonymity of the subject:
Police have asked the media to pixelate the faces of the men who were taken into custody.
verb (used without object), pixelated, pixelating.
3.
(of a computer graphic or other digital image) to break up into visible pixels:
We tried to watch the old, scratched DVD, but the image pixelated before our eyes.
/ˈpɪksɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person
noun

the process of digitizing a printed image; also, the display of such an image as a pattern of pixels which are obvious to the eye; also written pixellation
n.

also pixellation, graphics display effect, 1991, from pixel + -ation.

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