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Introduction

The materials in this learning pack are for the SQA Unit F1YX 35 Digital Imaging: Bitmap and Vector. This is a 1 credit Unit at level 7. This Unit is designed to introduce you to the creation of digital images for use within a variety of computer applications. Throughout the Unit you will be given opportunities to explore digital imaging, screen based graphics, digital imaging software, acquisition of digital still images and the manipulation of graphics. You will also be made aware of the importance of file types, file management and optimisation of digital images.

There are three Outcomes in this Unit. On completion of the Unit you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of graphics used in computer applications.
  2. Acquire, create and manipulate bitmapped graphics to a given brief.
  3. Create and manipulate vector graphics to a given brief.

The knowledge and skills covered in this Unit can be used in other subjects such as web development and multimedia development.

This is a mandatory Unit for the HNC (Higher National Certificate) Interactive Media Computing and the PDA (Personal Development Award) Certificate in Digital Imaging at SCQF Level 7.

This learning pack will help you with your studies, however, it is by no means exhaustive. You will be given other materials and sources by your lecturer. At HNC level you are also expected to find other sources yourself.

While an awareness of how to operate graphics software applications would be an advantage, you don't need to have any prior knowledge of computer graphics or graphics software, to study this Unit.

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