)Creating the illusion of new colors and shades by varying the pattern of dots. Newspaper photographs, for example, are dithered. If you look closely, you can see that different shades of gray are produced by varying the patterns of black and white dots. There are no gray dots at all. The more dither patterns that a device or program supports, the more shades of gray it can represent. In printing, dithering is usually called halftoning, and shades of gray are called halftones.
Note that dithering differs from gray scaling. In gray scaling, each individual dot can have a different shade of gray.
- docking station
A platform into which you can install a portable computer. The docking station typically contains slots for expansion cards, bays for storage devices, and connectors for peripheral devices, such as printers and monitors. Once inserted in a docking station, the portable computer essentially becomes a desktop model computer. When it is taken out, it becomes […]
(n.) In the PC world, the term was originally used for a file created with a word processor. In addition to text, documents can contain graphics, charts, and other objects. Increasingly, the line separating word processing files from files produced by other applications is becoming blurred. A word processing application can produce graphics and a […]
- document flip
A feature in some applications that allow you to flip between open documents within that specific program using a single mouse movement or keystroke. When referring to hardware features, like that of a computer mouse, document flip may also refer to flipping from one program to another, similar to how tabs are used for browsing.
- document management
The computerized management of electronic as well as paper-based documents. Document management systems generally include the following components: An optical scanner and OCR system to convert paper documents into an electronic form A database system to organized stored documents A search mechanism to quickly find specific documents Document management systems are becoming more important as […]
Instructions for using a computer device or program. Documentation can appear in a variety of forms, the most common being manuals. When you buy a computer product (hardware or software), it almost always comes with one or more manuals that describe how to install and operate the product. In addition, many software products include an […]