1. What is a computer graphics?

Ans. Computer graphics is a branch of computer science. It can be defined as
use of computer to define store, manipulate, interrogate and present pictorial out
of the data.

2. What is a pixel ?

Ans. Pixel is defined as the smallest size object or color spot that can be
displayed and addressed on a monitor. Any image that is displayed on the
monitor is made up of thousands of such small pixels.

3. What is a resolution ?

Ans. Image resolution refers as the pixel spacing i.e. the distance from one pixel
to the next pixel. A typical PC monitor displays screen images with a resolution
somewhere between 25 pixels per inch and 80 pixels per inch.

4. What is bitmap and pixmap?

Ans. On a black and while system with one bit per pixel, the frame buffer in
called bitmap

For systems with multiple bits per pixel, the frame buffer in referred to as a pix

5. What is the significance of initgraph () function?

Ans. Function Initgraph (int driver, int mode, char path);

This function is used to initialize the graphics system to load the appropriate
specified graphics driver and video mode used by the graphics function. The path
is to specify the place in which the graphics driver files are available.

6. JPEG uses ________ compression technique.

Ans. Lossy

7. Why we use scanner ? Name the different types of scanner.

Ans. Photographs, illustrations, and paintings continue to be made the old fashioned
way, even by visual artists who are otherwise immersed in digital imaging
technology. Traditional photographs, illustrations, and paintings are easily imported
into computers through the use of a device called a scanner.

Types of scanners:
Flatbed or Sheet-fed Scanner
Handheld Scanner
Film Scanner
3-D Scanners

8. What is sampling ?

Ans.Wave files contain digitally recorded sounds. This process is often referred to
as “Sampling”. Sampling is like breaking a sound into tiny piece and storing each
piece as a small, digital sample of sound. The rate at which a sound is “Sampled”
can affect its quality. The higher the sampling rate (the more pieces of sound that
are stored) the better the quality of sound. Higher quality of sound will occupy a
lot of space in hard disk because of the more samples.

9. How many colors are there in RGB color mode?

Ans. RGB images use three colors, Red, Green, and Blue. These colors are
known as primary colors.

10. Briefly explain the concept of 2D and 3D.

Ans. Multimedia application starts off with a series of images in sequence. This
can be simply achieved by drawing a series of images and trying to make them
look like a sequence. 2D component of multimedia involves drawing images,
which has only 2 dimensions and animating them. The best examples would be
that of cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, The Lion King and many more.

Artists were to draw every frame by frame-on paper and make them flip through
so as to get an illusion of animation. It becomes much tedious with the color
because every frame has to have the same colors. With the advent of multimedia
the process becomes much simpler because artists could draw their drawings on
the screen and animate them frame by frame the basic need of drawing every
frame still remains, but the software has enabled us to speed up the process and
coloring becomes much simpler. The cost also reduces considerably.

The most interesting and modern technology that Multimedia has offered is the
third dimension. Using the 3D areas, we will be able to model, animate and
texture different objects which exist in reality or make them unseen reality like the
dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, the tornado‟s of Twister, the blaster and spacecraft‟s
of Independence Day and many more.

The 3D world offers facilities such that you will be able to model whatever you
visualize and conceive which can exist or may not exist. We will be able to
animate those objects accordingly.

11. Briefly narrate the history of graphics hardware technology.

Ans. In early days, the high cost of the hardware for computer graphics remained
the obstacle, which prevented their widespread use. Computers have been
getting progressively more inexpensive and it has become a household article
these days. The microelectronics revolution and the subsequent reduction in the
price of the digital hardware have completely changed the situation. Due to this
price reduction, it is now realistic to expect that all computers with graphic display
hardware capability will be making extensive use of computer graphics.
The announcement of the IBM personal computer using 16-bit Intel 8088
microprocessor on August 12, 1981, can be regarded as a historic event, which
had a profound effect in the world of computers. These computers significantly
improved the state of display technology in the world of computers.
The next major change in PC display technology was announced by Apple
Company in 1984, when it introduced the Macintosh PC. It was the first PC that
did not include a text-based display but provided only a graphic display. The
application programs developed for the Macintosh advocated WYSIWYG (What
You See Is What You Get) style of interface. This concept has become a basic
requirement in the area of desktop publishing (DTP). The PowerPC's from IBM,
Apple, and other vendors created a new standard for DTP computers. With such
a development, computer graphics and multimedia has become a necessity for
all types of users.

12. Discuss the different applications of computer graphics.

Ans. There are many different application of computer graphics.

1.Building Design and Construction:- Computer graphics are very useful tool for
generating architect‟s drawings and visualizing structures. The architect can “Walk
through” building, looking at images on the computer

2. Electronics Design:-
In this time electric equipments like radio, television and computers are made up of
many small electric devices and components. These parts are mounted on PCB‟s
(printed circuit board) and interconnected by copper tracks on boards. Until few years
ago the design of PCBs was done entirely by hand. Today this procedure is
completely computerized.

3. Mechanical Design:-
We know machines are simply complex arrangement of mechanical parts. Today,
constructive solid geometry technique (CSG) is used to design different parts on

4. Entertainment and Animation:-
Computers are used in making cartoon animation films. It requires tedious calculation
for which computers are ideally suited.

5. Aerospace Industry:-
Aircraft designer use computers to simulate the airflow over the wings. The air
patterns around the wings are displayed on the graphics monitor. The patterns of the
shock waves around the aircraft give the designer an idea about the area that may
create unwanted turbulence. It is possible by using super computer such as CRAY or

6. Medical Technology:-
Today, Computerized axial Tomography (CAT) are used to compose the three
dimensional model of the brain by taking multiple X-rays of it. CAT scan is very useful
in detecting various problems like brain tumors etc.

7. Cartography:-
Computer graphics is used to produce accurate and schematic representation of
geographical and other natural phenomena from measurement data.

8. Art and Commerce:-
Computer graphics is used to produce pictures that express a message and attract
attention. Personal computers and teletext and videotext terminals in public places
such as museums, transportation terminals, supermarkets and hotels, as well as in
private homes, offer much simpler but still informative pictures that let users orient
themselves, make choices, or even “teleshop” and conduct other business

13. Explain the working principle of CRT.

The mostly video monitor is based CRT design. Cathod ray tube is based on the
simple concept that an electronic beam, when hit a phosphorescent surface,
produces a beam of light. Beam of light itself can be focused to any point on the
screen by using suitable electronic/magnetic fields. The direction and intensity of
the fields will allow one to determine the extent of the deflection of the beam.
Further these electronic/magnetic fields can be easily manipulated by using
suitable electric fields with this background. The electron gun produces a stream
of electrons. The beam itself can be switched on/off easily by switching on/off the
heating system. The beam itself is focused towards the phosphor-coated screen.
The point where the beam hits the screen becomes phosphorescent and
produces a speck of light.

14. List out the differences between vector scan display and raster scan


15. Explain different input devices for data input on graphics workstations.


Various devices are available for data input on graphics workstations. These
include mouse, trackball, joystick, digitizers or graphics tablet, light pen, 3-D
devices etc.

Mouse: A mouse is a small handled box used to position the screen cursor. It
has two wheels at right angles to each other. Each of these wheels is connected
to the shaft encode. For every incremental rotation of the wheel, an electrical
signal is produced by the shaft encode. As the device is moved on a flat surface,
the movement is coded in the x and y directions by counting the number of
pulses received from the shaft encoder. These values are held in separate
registers and the computer can sample them at a suitable rate. The device can,
therefore, be used for moving a cursor around the display screen.

Track Ball: Two orthogonal wheels controlling the potentiometers are driven by
the tracker ball. If the ball is moved at right angles to the direction of one of the
wheels then that wheel is not affected. The tracker ball is useful when the cursor
on the screen is to be moved by a small amount. This device is quite slow for
large movements of the cursor.

Joy Stick: The prototype of the mouse is a joystick. The name suggests, we
have a stick that can be moved in all possible directions and amount of
movement in that direction controls the curser movement. Once the curser
arrives at the desired position, clicking the buttons can choose the picture and
any modification can be made. In fact, the joysticks were originally used for video
games, but later on modified for the more accurate graphics requirements.
However, both the mouse and joysticks may appear a bit cumbersome for the
new users. They find some difficulty in aligning the curser to the precisely desired

Digitizer: A Common device for drawing, painting or interactively selecting co-
ordinate positions on an object is a digitizer. These devices can be used to input
co-ordinate values in either 2-D or in 3-D space. One type of digitizer is the
graphics tablet, which is used to input two dimensional co-ordinates by activating
a hand cursor or stylus at selected positions on a flat surface.

16. Formulate 'C' program to draw structure of fish and give animation.


void main() {
int gdriver=DETECT,gmode;
int i;
int max_y=getmaxy()/2;
while(!kbhit()) {
line(0+i,max_y+30,0+i,max_y-30); /*triangle*/

Inform the students that the path “e:\tc\bgi” should be changed according to the
machine settings. The code given here has been tested on Turbo C 3.0.

17. Compare the features of text and graphics mode.


The following table compares the text and graphics modes:
Text mode Graphics mode
You can only handle text. You can display, capture, and
animate figures.
You can display in 16 colors on a
color monitor.
You can display various colors.
Text mode display is in two
forms, 25 rows of 40 columns or
25 rows of 80 columns.
The resolution of the graphics
mode depends on the adapter.

18. List the different graphics functions along with example.


Graphics functions of „c‟ Languages are:--

a. initgraph (int driver, int mode, char path); -This function is used to initialize
the graphics system to load the appropriate specified graphics driver and video
mode used by the graphics function.

b.restorecrtmode();- This function restores the screen to the mode that it had
prior to the call to initgraph().

c.setpalatte(int index, int color);-This function chooses an index for palette and
matches the color with the index and this color sets the background of CGA

d.putpixel(int x, y, int color);- This function illuminates the pixel represented by
x and y coordinates in the color represented by color.

e.getpixel(int x, int y);-This function returns the color in which the pixel(x,y) is

f.moveto(int x,y);- This function position the cursor into the pixel(x,y)

g.lineto(int x, int y);-This function draws a line from the current cursor position to

h.line(int x1, int y1,int x2, int y2);- This function draws a line from (x1,y1) to

i.bar(int x1, int y1, int x2 , int y2);- This draws a rectangle with diagonal
from(x1,y1) to (x2,y2).

J.bar3d(int x1, int y1,int x2, int y2,depth,topflag);- This function provides a 3
dimensional view of rectangle boxes. This draws a rectangle with diagonal
from(x1,y1) to x2,y2) and with depth specified in ht variable depth. If the top flag
is non zero , a top is added to the bar, and hence-3-Dimensional view is possible
otherwise the bar has no top.

K.circle(int x, int y,radius);- This function draws a circle centered at (x,y) with
the radius specified by the variable radius (in terms of number of pixels ) in the
current drawing color.

L.arc(int x, int y, int start, int end, int radius);- This function draws an arc of
the circle with radius as specified in the variable radius and with center at (x,y).
start and end given in degrees to mention the portion of he circle that form the
arc. Example:-- arc(100,100,0,90,20);

m.pieslice(int x, int y, int start, int end, int radius);- This function works in the
same way as are but it provides the 2 radii from center to start and end

n.ellipse(int x, int y, int start, int end, int xrad, int yard);- This function draws
an ellipse with xrad as radius along x axis and yard as radius along y axis. The
start and end should be 0 and 360 for full ellipse. Arc of ellipse can also be drawn
by changing the start and end values as used in the function arc(). Example:--

19. What is multimedia? Give different applications of multimedia.


Simply multimedia means „using more than one kind of medium‟. It includes text,
spoken audio,music, image, animation and video. The concept of multimedia was
first applied in advertisement clips, animation and special effects in movies.
Multimedia system was very popular till the arrival of desktop computers. With the
introduction of soundboards built around tone-synthesis chips. The digital video
overlay and capture boards can be easily installed and made it possible to
display full motion video freeze a frame. Both audio and video interfaces, the
focus of multimedia system design shifted to the processing of full motion video
and audio data on desktop computer. The demand for multi-standard
compression on the same system increases, several manufacturers introduced a
new generation of compression chips that support software programming. High-
speed networking has introduced opportunities for new multimedia application
like video conferencing, medical imaging and scientific visualizations.

the different applications of multimedia.

 Multimedia is user friendly and interactive mode of operation.
 Multimedia finds application in the field of entertainment.
 It is used in marketing broadcasting .
 It is also used in advertising, publishing telecommunications.
 It is used in training collaborative engineering and design manufacturing process.
For example multimedia is being used in the supervision of highly automated
industrial plants, power stations manufacturing units, etc.
 by way of integrating online electronic documentation facility with the process
control system and other video controlled operations. This helps in ensuring safe
and economic operation and ease in failure detection.

20. What is animation? Explain different types of animation techniques.


Any webpage graphic element, which has movement such as blinking and text
motion or curled video, is usually called animation. Two types of animation
a) Object animation
b) Frame animation or Cell animation.

Object Animation
Object animation is the moment of unchanged text and object around the screen.
This type of animation is relatively easy to develop. For example, a multimedia
presentation is a software programme to create a quick multimedia presentation.
Creating an object animation usually involves specifying a path for the animated
object to flow.

Frame animation or Cell Animation
Frame animation is made up of different frames or screens; they are rapidly
displayed to simulate motions. Frame or cell animation makes it possible to
appear to bend together, creating the effect of motion. 2D and 3D animation are
fun, and add interest to a multimedia programme. The 3D animation adds the
dimension of depth and reality. Another form of animation is MORPHING
(Metamorphosing). Morphing involves a transition between two objects over a
given number of frames. (i.e.) The first object appears to turn into the second
object. Animation is truly fun component in Multimedia.

21. What is file format? Explain different image file formats.

The method by which the software organizes the data in the saved file is called
the file format. The file name extension or suffixes indicate the format or usage of
a file and a brief description of that format. Several different types of file format
are used by various kind of software to save files. For example, the GIF file
format used for Web page images is standard formats that can be opened by any
program that supports it.

The various image file format are as follows:

 Tagged-Image File Format (TIFF)

The Tagged-Image File Format (TIFF) is used to exchange files between
applications and computer platforms. The TIFF format supports LZW
compression, a lossless compression method that does not discard detail from
the image.

When you save an Adobe Photoshop image in TIFF format, you can choose to
save in a format that can be read either by Macintosh or by IBM PC compatible
computers. You can also choose to compress the file to smaller size
automatically by clicking the LZW Compression check box.
Adobe Photoshop reads and saves captions in TIFF files. This feature is of
particular use with the
Associated Press Picture Desk system, which uses the same TIFF caption fields.

 Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
The Graphics Interchange format. A common graphics format of storing raster
graphics. This formatis made popular by the computer serve and is supported by
a number of hardware platforms.

 Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format is commonly used to
display photographs and other continuous-tone images in hypertext markup
language (HTML) documents over the World Wide Web and other online
services. Unlike the GIF format, JPEG retains all the color information in an RGB
image. JPEG also uses a compression scheme that effectively reduces file size
by identifying and discarding extra data not essential to the display of the image.
Opening a JPEG image automatically decompresses it.
 Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
The Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) language file format is supported by most
illustration and page layout programs, and in most cases is the preferred format
for these applications. Note that Photoshop EPS also supports transparent whites
in Bitmap mode.
 Portable Document Format (PDF)
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe‟s electronic publishing software, uses the PDF format for
Macintosh, Windows, UN1X, and DOS. Based on the PostScript Level 2
language, PDF can represent both vector and bitmap graphics. For the purpose
of representing pages, PDF pages are identical to PostScript pages, but PDF
files can also contain electronic document search and navigation features. PDF
files, for example, can contain hypertext links and an electronic table of contents.
 Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
The PNG format was developed as an alternative to the GIF format and, like GIF,
is used for displaying images on the World Wide Web and other online services.
PNG preserves all color information and alpha channels in an image and uses a
loss less compression scheme to reduce file size.

 TGA- Targa
The TGA (Targa) format is designed for use on systems that use the True vision
video board and is commonly supported by MS-DOS color applications. If you are
saving an RGB image in this format, you can choose the color depth you want.

22. Explain painting tool in photoshop.


Painting tools contains the paintbrush tool, pencil tool, and airbrush tool to paint
the current foreground color on an image. The three tools create different effects:

 The paintbrush tool creates soft strokes of color.
 The pencil tool creates hard-edged freehand lines.
 The airbrush tool applies gradual tones (including sprays of color) to an image,
 Simulating traditional airbrush techniques. The edges of the stroke are more diffused
than those created with the paintbrush tool.

The use the paintbrush tool, pencil tool, or airbrush tool:-
1. Specify a foreground color.
2. Select the paintbrush tool, pencil tool, or airbrush tool.
3. Do the following in the options bar:
 Choose a preset brush.
 Specify a blending mode.
 For the paintbrush tool and pencil tool, specify opacity.
 For the airbrush tool, specify a paint flow.
 For the pencil tool, select Auto Erase to paint the background color over areas
containing the foreground color.
Do one or more of the following:
 Drag in the image to paint.
 To draw a straight line, click a starting point in the image. Then hold down
Shift, and click an ending point.
 When using the brush tool as an airbrush, hold down the mouse button
without dragging to build up color.

23. Describe the features of OpenGL.


OpenGL itself isn‟t a programming language, or a software library. It‟s the
specification of an Application Programming Interface (API) for computer
graphics programming. In other words, OpenGL defines a set of functions for
doing computer graphics.
OpenGL is a Software Interface to Graphics Hardware
OpenGL Consists of about 150 Distinct Commands

Main Features Of Opel GL Are:--
It provides 3D geometric objects, such as lines, polygons, triangle meshes,
spheres, cubes, quadric surfaces, NURBS curves and surfaces;

It provides 3D modelling transformations, and viewing functions to create
views of 3D scenes using the idea of a virtual camera;

It supports high-quality rendering of scenes, including hidden-surface removal,
multiple light sources, material types, transparency, textures, blending, fog;

It provides display lists for creating graphics caches and hierarchical models. It
also supports the interactive “picking” of objects;

It supports the manipulation of images as pixels, enabling frame-buffer effects
such as antialiasing, motion blur, depth of field and soft shadows.

24. Explain the function format of OpenGL.


25. Write a short note on:

i) Liquid crystal displays

It is well known as LCD. It is used in small calculators and laptop computes.
These are non-emissive devices. It produce a picture by passing polarized light
from the surroundings or from an internal light source through a liquid crystal
material that can be aligned to either block or transmit the light. These
compounds have a crystalline arrangement of molecules. Liquid Crystal Display
is shown in figure 2.6.

There are two methods for constructing LCD, a passive-matrix LCD and active-
matrix LCD.LCD consists of a layer of liquid crystal, sandwiched between two
polarizing plates. The polarizers are aligned perpendicular to each other, so that
the light of the first polarizer will be blocked by the second. Because a polarizer
plate only passes photons with their electric fields aligned parallel to the
polarizing direction of that plate.

Fig. 2.6 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

Advantages Limitations
Thin/low weight Image size < 13 inches (passive)
Rugged and reliable < 16 inches (active matrix)
Low voltage drivers Response time (passive)
Premium cost (active matrix)
Limited viewing angle
Limited temperature range

ii) Wave files

Wave files contain digitally recorded sounds. This process is often referred to as
“Sampling”. Sampling is like breaking a sound into tiny piece and storing each
piece as a small, digital sample of sound. The rate at which a sound is “Sampled”
can affect its quality. The higher the sampling rate (the more pieces of sound that
are stored) the better the quality of sound. Higher quality of sound will occupy a
lot of space in hard disk because of the more samples.

By connecting the Mic port to a Two-in-one‟s headphone port, we can record the
Voice, Music or Speech to the hard disk with the help of wave file generating
software‟s. Two wave files can be mixed using the command like Past Mixed
Past. The necessary components for recording a sound and mixing are Head
phone, Stereo jack, Stereo Converter and stereo sockets

iii) GLU and GLUT libraries in OpenGL


two utility libraries have been developed which greatly extend the low-level (but
very efficient) functionality of OpenGL. The first is the “OpenGL Utility Library”, or
GLU. The second is the “OpenGL Utility Toolkit”, or GLUT:

& GLU provides functions for drawing more complex primitives than those of
OpenGL, such as curves and surfaces, and also functions to help specify 3D
views of scenes. All GLU function names start with “glu”.

& GLUT provides the facilities for interaction that OpenGL lacks. It provides
functions for managing windows on the display screen, and handling input events
from the mouse and keyboard. It provides some rudimentary tools for creating
Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). It also includes functions for conveniently
drawing 3D objects like the platonic solids, and a teapot. All GLUT function
names start with “glut”.

26. Computer graphics can be classified into _____ and _____.

Ans. Bitmap And Images

27. A photoshop file can contain both vector and raster data (True/False).

Ans. True

28. ______________ along the height and width of bitmap image.

Ans. Resolution

29. Explain the working principle of the shadow-mask CRT.

The shadow mask CRT, instead of using one electron gun, uses 3 different guns

placed one by the side of the other to form a triangle or a “Delta”. Each pixel point
on the screen is also made up of 3 types of phosphors to produce red, blue and green colors.
The phosphor screen is a metal screen, called a “shadow mask”. This plate has holes placed
strategically, so that when the beams from the three electron guns are focused on a particular
pixel, they get focused on particular color producing pixel only. When focused on to a
different pixel, the red beam again focuses on to the red phosphor and so on. Three beams are
to be focused; the role of the “Shadow mask” becomes critical. If the focusing is not achieved
properly, the results tend to be poor. Instead of one pixel point in a monochrome CRT now
each pixel is made up of 3 points the resolution of the CRT for a given screen size reduces

beams, when hits a phosphorescent surface, produces a beam of light. Further, the beam of light
itself can be focused to any point on the screen.

30. Discuss different input techniques for graphical interaction.

Ans. There are many name of graphical input interactive technique.

1 Positioning:-This operation is used for locating or introducing a symbol at a desired
location on the display, for defining end points of a straight line, and/or for generating
polygons, circular arcs or other geometric figures.

2. Constraints:-A constraint is a rule for altering input co-ordinate values to produce a
specified orientation or alignment of the displayed co-ordinates. A horizontal or vertical
constraint is implemented by determining whether any two input co-ordinate end points
are more nearly horizontal or vertical.

3. Grids:-This is use to rectangular lines displayed in some part of the screen area, it is
also kind of constraint. Spacing between grid lines is often an option that can be set by

4. Gravity Field:-Connecting between position and endpoints for constriction of figure.
This conversion of in put position is accomplish by creating a gravity field area around
the line.

5. Rubber band methods:-Rubber band method use to straight lines can be constructed
and positioned. Which stretch out a line from a starting position as the screen cursor is
moved, we first select a screen position for one endpoint of line.

6. Dragging:-A technique that is often used in interactive picture construction is to move
objects into position by dragging them with the screen cursor. At a first we select the item
the move to the cursor in direction, we want to object move .

7. Dimensioning Techniques:-It is often desirable to display the coordinate position or
the dimensions along with the object. This would be helpful in ascertaining the location
of the object, when mere visible accuracy of location may not be enough.

8. Selection of Objects:-One of the important points to be addressed is to select parts of
the picture for further operations. Once the selection is made properly, tasks like moving,
deletion, copying can be done.

31. Design a 'C' program to draw an Indian flag.

void main()
int gd=DETECT,gm,x,y;
outtextxy(150,0,"INDIAN FLAG");

32. With illustration narrate the origin and development of multimedia technology.

Multimedia is an effective medium to express information in a more attractive way. It makes
use of text, pictures, audio, animation, and video. It was started more then 25 years ago.
However, it only became popular with the advent of desktop computers. Audio was the first
multimedia data incorporated into desktop computing, with the introduction of soundboards
built around the tone-synthesis chips. In addition, video could also be captured, displayed and
stored on a computer disk with the help of digital overlay and capture boards installed on any
ordinary computer.

However, the use of audio and video on desktop computers was limited due to their large size
and high computing power requirements. These limitations were overcome through the
introduction of compression/decompression engines for reducing the sizes of these files. As
the demand increased for multi standard compression on the same system, several
manufacturers introduced a new generation of compression chips that supported software
programming. These chips contained hardware engines for operations requiring high
computing power and also integrated processors that can be programmed to control data flow
within the chip. Such technologies made audio and video boards capable of transferring data
to computer systems efficiently, in some cases, in real time.

The advent of RISC technology, parallel processing architecture, high speed hard disk, optical
disk drives and a variety of interfacing devices made it possible to design computer systems
that have multimedia features as standards.

The latest breakthrough in the field of multimedia was the advent of the Internet and other
high-speed networking technologies. These have presented new opportunities such as video
conferencing, medical imaging, and scientific visualization.

33. Give the steps to use the image printing utility of photoshop.


In Photoshop, you can print a complete image, selected area of an image, or even one or more
layers. To print a complete image, select File --> Print from the main menu (or press Ctrl + P).
The Print dialog box opens up as shown in the following figure:
Ensure that the All radio button is selected. You can also set the print resolution by selecting it
from the Print Quality drop-down. After making the desired print settings click OK to print.
To print a selected area, make a selection in the image using the Rectangular Marquee tool and
select File >Print. Select the Selection option button in the Print dialog box and click OK.
Note that by default, Photoshop prints all visible layers and channels. If you want to print just
certain layers or channels, make them the only ones that are visible and then print.
You can also choose to print the filename, along with crop marks, registration marks and a
caption along with the image. To set such options, select File >Page Setup in Photoshop 6. The
Page Setup dialog box opens as shown in the following figure:
You can select the checkboxes if you want to include the corresponding options in the printed
 Caption: Selecting this checkbox will print a caption with the image. This caption can be set
in the File Info dialog box. To open the File Info dialog box select File > File Info, and
choose Caption from the Section drop-down list. Type a caption in the Caption text area and
click OK.
 Calibration Bars: Select this checkbox to print the calibration and color bars for your image.
A calibration bar is a row of 11 gray squares of different values. A color bar is a row of 11
colors. These bars can be helpful when trying to calibrate to a specific printer. This option is
available only for a PostScript printer.
 Registration Marks: Select this checkbox to print a registration mark such as bull's eyes
around the image. These marks can be helpful for aligning color separations.
 Corner Crop Marks: Select this checkbox to view horizontal and vertical lines around the
corners of the image, defining where the image should be trimmed.
 Center Crop Marks: Select this checkbox to view the exact center of the image defined by
two crossed lines.
 Labels: Select this checkbox to print the file name next to the image. You can also print the
name of the appropriate color channel if you are using color separations.
Negative: Select this checkbox to print an image that appears like a negative of the original
image. With this option selected, the colors are reversed.
 Emulsion Down: Select this checkbox to print the image as a horizontal mirror image of the
original image.
 Interpolation: Interpolation refers to a printer's ability to resample an image as they print it
to improve its resolution. This option is useful in case of low-resolution images.
The buttons on the left side also present some useful options such as printing a border around the
image and printing a background with the image.

34. Write a short note on :

i) Display devices
The most prominent part in a personal computer is the display system that is responsible for
display. The display system may be attached with the PC to display character, picture and
video output.

Some of the common types of display system available in the market are,
Raster san displays
Random scan displays
Direct View Storage Tube
Flat panel displays
LCD etc.

The display systems are often referred to as video Monitor or video display unit. The most
common video monitor that normally comes with a PC is the Raster scan type.

However, every display system has mainly three basic parts- the display adapter that creates
and holds the image information, the monitor, which displays that information, and the cable
that carries the image data between the display adapter and the monitor.

ii) Tablets
Mouse cannot be used to trace handwritten characters / pictures. Suppose we are able to trace
these drawings and if the software could produce the same on the screen, it would be convenient
at least in some cases. This is true not only in terms of drawings, but also handwritten characters
or letters. But the mouse, with its fairly limited resolution, cannot be made to trace such pictures
accurately. Tablets are developed to do this job. They can also be used to draw pictureson a
paper, which can be transferred to the screen. Several techniques for developing such tablets are
available. A simple method is by using a flat area,which rests as a tabletop. Several horizontal
and vertical lines into grids divide the rectangular area. A stylus or a pen like apparatus, which is
connected by a coaxial cable to the computer, is used to point to the grid. Each horizontal and
vertical line carries a uniquely coded digital signal. When the stylus touches the junction of one
horizontal and another vertical junction, the stylus picks up their corresponding signals. For
example the 100th vertical signal and 125th horizontal signal identifies the position as the
junction of the 100th vertical and 125th horizontal line or say the point (125, 100) that is unique.
Thus, later if the stylus is later moved to the positions (124, 101), (123,102) etc, the system can
very easily keep track of these movements.

The digital signal concept is not the only method of identifying the position. An acoustic tablet
can make use of sound signals to identify the location

iii) Rubber band methods.
Straight lines can be constructed and positioned using rubber-band methods, which stretch out a
line from a starting position as the screen cursor is moved. We first select a screen position for
one endpoint of line. Then, as the cursor moves around, the line is displayed from the start
position to the current position of the cursor. When we finally select a second screen position, the
other line endpoint is set. Rubber-band methods are used to construct and position other objects
besides straight lines. Below figure demonstrates rubber-band technique

35. What is Photoshop ? What is gamut in photoshop ?

Ans. : Photoshop provides efficient, professional working environment that is the
standard by which other products are judged. It has wide variety of toolsets for image

Gamut is the range of colors that are displayed in RGB or HSB (red, green, blue and
hue, saturation and brightness) on your screen. There are also LAB colors which have
the largest gamut or range of color. And those colors that can be printed into CMYK,
cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). But may need some adjustments. Some colors
that are out of gamut in Photoshop are brought back into gamut to the closet color so
that your printer can easily recognize before printing. Photoshop will do this for you if
you convert your image from RGB or HSB to a CMYK file.

Also the human eye can see more of the color spectrum than what is represented in
Photoshop and what you see on the screen is not necessarily what you will see on

36. Name the computer languages that supports computer graphics why ‘C’
language is popular for graphics programming ?

Some languages that support computer graphics are:
d. C

C has become a choice for today's professionals, developers for graphics
programming. C is a structured language and is rich in expressive power and
applicable to a wide variety of users. Because of the rich set of graphical functions
available, this language helps in designing for graphical applications. The C code is
small, fast, portable, and flexible.

37. Explain the principle of DVST system.

Ans. The Direct View Storage Tube (DVST) behaves like a CRT with highly
persistent phosphor. Pictures drawn on this screen will be seen for several minutes
(40-50 minutes) before fading. It is similar to a CRT as far as the electronic gun and
phosphor-coated mechanisms are concerned. However, instead of the electron beam
directly writing the pictures on the phosphor coated CRT screen, the writing is done
with the help of a fine-mesh wire grid. The grid made of very thin, high quality wire
is located with a dielectric and is mounted just before the screen on the path of the
electron beam from the gun. A pattern of positive charges is deposited on the grid and
this pattern is transferred to the phosphor coated CRT by a continuous flood of
electrons. This flood of electrons is mounted by a "flood gun", which is separate from
the electron gun that produces the main electron beam.

38. What is aspect ration ? Why it is to be maintained while designing a monitior ?

The aspect ratio of the image is the ratio of the number of X pixels to the number of Y
pixels. The standard aspect ratio PCs is 4:3, and some use 5:4. Monitors are calibrated
to this standard so that when you draw a circle it appears to be a circle and not an

39. Write a ‘C’ program to draw human face using built in functions.


void main()
int gdriver=DETECT,gmode=0;
int i;
initgraph(&gdriver, &gmode,”c:\tc\bgi”);
outtextxy(280,20,”HUMAN FACE”);

40. Explain getimage () and putimage() function with the help of a suitable example.

getimage(in x1, int y1, int x2, int y2, buf);
This function captures the image inside the rectangle whose diagonal is specified by
(x1,y1) and x2,y2). The captured image is stored in the array buf.

putimage(int x, int y, buf, int op);
This function copies the image captured using get image starting at location (x,y). op
takes the values from 0 to 4 which represents the following

Copy_PUT 0 copy as it is
Xor_PUT 1 Exclusive OR with destination
Or_PUT 2 Inclusive OR with destination
And_PUT 3 AND with destination
Not_PUT 4 invert image

41. What is digital imaging ? List the different choices for digital imaging.

Ans. Graphics is one of the most popular components of multimedia graphics in
photograph attracts more response from people than words. “A picture is worth a
thousands words”. All commercials and fine art start with one thing the picture.
Traditionally, the picture may be drawn sketched, painted or photographed.
However, in digital imaging, there are three choices.

1. A film less camera may capture the image electronically.
2. The image may be created within the computer using various paint and illustration
programs, or
3. The image may be created traditionally and then scanned into digital form.

42. Explain the term morphing and wrapping.

Ans. : Morphing: It is a special effects in motion picture. it change one image into another
though dreamless transition.It is used to depict one person turning into another through same
magical or technological means or as a part of a fantasy. transition morphing that transforms
one scene into different one.

Warping:Certain parts of the image could be marked for a change and made to change to
different one. For examples, the eyes of the owl had to morph into the eyes of cat, the eyes
can alone be marked and warped.

43. What is image processing ?

Ans. Image processing is a technology by which we will be able to modify and work
with an image or a series of images so that we will be able to create different illusions
of surrealism. As the word refers we work with images that a really photographed,
video-graphed and create some different effects such as morphing, composites and

To change the property of an Image, there are so many software’s available. All the
image editor software’s come with this type of processing

Software available:

44. Give the steps to use rubber stamp tool in photoshop.

To use the rubber stamp tool

Double-click the rubber stamp tool to display its Options palette.

Choose a mode, as explained in selecting a blending mode.

Drag the slider to set the opacity, as explained in Specifying the opacity, pressure,
or exposure.

For Option, choose a rubber stamp option.

If you are using one of the Clone options and want to sample using data from all
visible layers,
select Sample Merged. If you leave this option deselected, the rubber stamp tool
samples only from the data on the active layer.

If you are using one of the Clone options, position the pointer on the part of the
image you want to sample, and Option-click (Macintosh) or Alt-click (Windows).
This sample point is the location from which the image will begin

45. CMYK

It is possible to achieve a large range of colors seen by humans by combining cyan,
magenta, and yellow transparent dyes/inks on a white substrate These are the
subtractive primary colors. Often a fourth black is added to improve reproduction of
some dark colors. This is called "CMY" or "CMYK" color space.

Photoshop's CMYK mode, each pixel is assigned a percentage value for each of the
process inks. The lightest (highlight) colors are assigned small percentages of process
ink colors, the darker (shadow) colors higher percentages. Use the CMYK mode when
preparing an image to be printed using process colors. We can also use CMYK mode
to work directly with CMYK images scanned or imported from high-end systems.
Although CMYK is a standard color model, the exact range of colors represented can
vary, depending on the press and printing conditions.

46. What is the meaning of refreshing?

In order to maintain a stable image, the electron beam must sweep the entire surface
of the screen and then return to redraw it number of times per second. This process is
called refreshing the screen.

47. What is interlacing?

In order to avoid flicker the screen image must be redrawn sufficiently quickly
that the eye cannot tell that refresh is going on. The refresh rate is the number
of times per second that the screen is refreshed. Some monitor uses a
technique called interlacing for refreshing every line of the screen.

48. What is the meaning of gd = DETECT in 'C' language?

Ans. Two important hardware settings must be properly selected to get the
best results. One is the graphic driver (gd) and the second one is the graphic
mode(gm). During initialization one can incorporate necessary instructions to
select the best driver and mode,

for example: gd=DETECT; // selects the best resolution of the video unit

49. What is Rendering?

The process of converting your designed objects with texturing and animation
into an image or a series of images is called rendering. Here various
parameters are available like resolution, colors type of render,etc.

50. Explain the working principle of light pen with the help of a diagram.


The working principle of light pen is extremely simple. We know that every
pixel on the screen that is a part of the picture emits light. The light pen does
is to make use of this light signal to indicate the position. A small aperture is
held against the portion of the picture to be modified and the light from the
pixels, after passing through the operator falls on a photocell. This photocell
converts the light signal received from the screen to an electrical pulse a
signal sent to the computer. A “tracking software” keeps track of the position
of the light pen always a signal received by the light pen at any point indicates
that portion of the picture that needs to be modified However, when the pen is
being moved to its position - where the modification is required - it will
encounter so many other light sources on the way and these should not
trigger the computer. So the operator of the light pen is normally kept closed
and when the final position is reached, then it can be opened by a switch. In a
similar manner it is used in a photographic camera.

51. Explain text mode (•) operation of C' langauge.


In this mode it is possible to handle only text and numbers. Text mode display
can be in two forms 25 rows of 40 columns or 25 rows of 80 columns. Text
mode can have 2 colors in monochrome monitor and
16 colors in color monitor. printf () function helps the text to be displayed on
the monitor.

To display text in attractive manner many different functions can be used. To
execute these functions # include <conio.h> to be included in the program.

textmode( int mode);

This function sets the number of rows and columns of the screen, mode
variable can take the values

0, 1, 1, or 3.
0: represents 40 column black and white
1: represents 40 column color
2: represents 80 column black and white
3: represents 80 column color

Example: textmode(2); // sets the screen to 80 column black and white

52. With the help of a diagram explain the components of multimedia


The components of a multimedia system are as follows:
1. Monitor
2. CPU
3. Mouse
4. Keyboard
5. Microphone
6. CD drive and disc
7. Speaker
8. Digital camera
9. Joystick
10. Scanner

53. Explain the following photoshop tools. 3 x 5 = 15 Marks
(i) Editing tools
(ii) Focus tools
(iii) Paint brush tools


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