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What it is? Graphics packages enable us to use a computer system for creating, editing,
viewing, storing, retrieving and printing designs, drawings, pictures, graphs and
anything else that can be drawn in the traditional manner.
Commonly Supported Features
Graphics packages normally support the following features:
1. Draw designs
2. Paint drawings and pictures
3. Present graphs
4. Drag-and-drop graphic objects
5. Import graphic objects
6. Screen capture
Each of these features may be provided as a separate graphics package (such as
design package, paint package, presentation package, etc.), or they may be
integrated together in a single graphics package, or they may be included in some
other application package (for example, a word-processing package may have a
design package included in it to enable users to draw figures in their documents, or
a spreadsheet package may have a presentation package included in it to enable
users to present numerical data in the form of graphs). No matter how they are
supported, the features remain the same and our main interest here is to know
about these features rather than how they are supported. What each of these
features enables us to do is briefly described below.
This feature enables users to draw graphics objects, such as lines, circles,
rectangles, arcs, etc., to create diagrams and designs. Users need not worry about
drawing straight lines or exact circles. The system automatically makes the lines,
circles, arcs, etc. smooth and properly connected to each other. The system also
allows users to move, copy, delete, rotate, tilt, flip horizontally or vertically,
increase or decrease the size of the graphic objects. With all these facilities, users
can draw complex designs with great ease.
In fact, computer-aided design (CAD) is an area that is mainly based on this
feature of graphics software, deals with the integration of computers and graphics
design packages for...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14