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Smoothing the Jagged Edges - Anti-Aliasing

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Definition:

While aliasing is the jagged edges on curves and diagonal lines in a bitmap image, anti-aliasing is the process of smoothing out those jagged edges.

Enlarging a bitmap image accentuates the effect and appearance of aliasing. Anti-aliasing adds additional pixels to make the edges of graphics and text appear less jagged. Font smoothing software provides anti-aliasing for on-screen type. Graphics software programs have options for anti-aliasing text and graphics.

Also Known As: smoothing | font smoothing

Alternate Spellings: antialiasing | antialias | anti-aliased

Common Misspellings: anti-alaising | anti-alising | ante-aliasing

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