Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as pixelation, pixelated is a term used to describe any image, bitmapped text or font, or other computer element that appears to have boxes or jagged edges. For example, in the example image below of scalable fonts vs. bitmapped fonts you can see that the bitmapped font appears to be pixelated.

Pixelated bitmap font

Antialiasing, Low resolution, Pixel, Video terms