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packages allow the users to save the graphic images in a variety of graphic formats
and are also useful in converting a graphic image from one storage format to
another because a multimedia software might have been designed to accept image
data only in a particular format.
3. Clip art. Clip art is a library of commonly used graphic images or objects,
such as a personal computer, printer, aeroplane, telephone, flower, building, etc.
These images can be directly imported from the library and used in a multimedia
This saves enormous time and effort that might otherwise be
required to create or search and capture a similar image object. This is also
helpful if one does not have a scanner or some other means of inputting graphics
into the computer. A clip art library often provides the facility to add new objects
or delete an existing object from the library.
Graphics importing. The task of creating a multimedia application
incorporating graphics can offer be greatly simplified if the application software can import graphic images in some standard format. Common graphic formats
include .BMP, .GIF, and .PCX.
5. Software support for high resolution. If a multimedia application needs to
display very high quality images, it is important to have not only the necessary
hardware but also software support for high resolution graphics. Some software
cannot display a resolution greater than 640 x 480 pixels. Others cannot display
more than 16 colors. Most software, however, support Standard VGA graphic
images. Hence, extended graphics hardware feature must also have the right
software for displaying higher resolution graphics with 256 colors.
Computer animation deals with the generation, sequencing, and display (at a
specified rate) of a set of images (called frames) to create an effect of visual
change or motion, similar to a movie film (video). Animation is an important
component of multimedia because just as a picture is a powerful way to illustrate
information, a small animation clip is even more powerful and is very useful for...
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- Spring '14