• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Paint

Paint is a simple drawing program that creates and edits bitmapped images (BMP files). Using free-form drawing tools, text, and special effects, you can create projects such as invitations, maps, signs, wallpaper for your desktop, and you can edit images linked into documents created by other programs (see Chapter 8 for more details about linking and embedding).

Let me explain why Paint is called a bitmapped image editor. Your computer's screen is divided into very small dots (pixels or pels) that are controlled by the smallest division of computer information—bits. A bitmap is a collection of bits of information that creates an image when assigned (mapped) to dots on the screen. This bitmap is similar to one of those giant electronic billboards in Times Square, New York, that can display the score, a message, or even a picture by turning on and off specific light bulbs in the grid.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint