Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Lo-res or low-resolution image example

Sometimes abbreviated as lo-res or low-res, low-resolution describes a digital image, such as on a computer screen or printout, with a low DPI (dots per inch). Compared to a high-resolution image, low-resolution images have fewer pixels or higher compression, sacrificing image quality for a smaller file size. Low-resolution photographs may appear blurry or indistinct. Low-resolution vector graphics may exhibit undesired artifacts, such as jaggies.

Computer abbreviations, Pixelated, Resolution, Video terms