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Bitmap Art

Bitmap artwork is anything saved in a pixel-type format. In bitmap artwork, color information is saved in pixels that combine to make a single image. The pixels are affixed to a grid, which itself remains constant. When you scale up the image, it scales up the grid, whose proportions are maintained. Because of this, you lose image quality when you scale bitmap images up (unless they've been saved at high resolutions).

Common bitmap formats on the web include:


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