The process of converting a bit-mapped image (or raster image) into a vector image. In a bit-mapped image, each object is represented by a pattern of dots, while in a vector image every object is defined geometrically.
Most autotracing packages read files in a variety of bit-mapped formats (PCX and TIFF are the most common) and produce a file in a vector format such as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS ). The conversion techniques used, and the accuracy of the conversion process, differ from one package to another.
Autotracing is particularly useful for manipulating images produced by an optical scanner. Scanners produce bit-mapped images that cannot be manipulated by sophisticated tools until they have been converted into a vector format through autotracing.
(1) A virtual representation of the player in a game. (2) A common name for the superuser account on UNIX systems. The other common name is root.
- average page depth
In Google Analytics, it is the average number of pages on a site that visitors view during a single session.
An interpreted programming language that is included in most versions of UNIX. The name is derived from the initials of its creators — Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan — who developed the language in 1977 and 1978. The language is particularly designed for filtering and manipulating textual data. In this respect, it is […]
Short for business-to-government, B2G is the exchange of services, information and/or products from one business to a government agency, as opposed to between a business and a consumer (see B2C) or between two businesses (B2B).
- BAK file
In DOS systems, a file with a.BAK extension, indicating that the file is a backup. Many applications produce BAK files as part of their autosave procedure. Periodically, you may want to search for BAK files and delete old ones.