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Line Art

A drawing rendered in only 100% black and 100% white, with no gray areas. (e.g. black lines drawn on white substrate or a vector graphic produced by a computer drawing, CAD or illustration application.) Line art as a genre may have been recognized due to the possibility of displaying it on vector graphics computer displays, as opposed to non-line-art which is more easily displayed on raster graphics displays. Line art is ammenable to various computer internal-representations which require significantly less computer memory than non-line-art. For instance, a line of line art may be stored solely as the two end-points of the line, whereas in non-line-art all the points along a given line may have to be stored.
See Also: Bitmap, Object-oriented, Raster, Vectors


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