1 process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage" [syn: shrinkage]
2 the act of becoming less
- Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance.
- She's a shrinking violet, whenever people look at her she gets smaller.
- present participle of shrink
Shrinking is mostly used when images don't fit in a given viewport. For this they are scaled down horizontally and vertically, to fit in the viewport. There are many ways of doing this; the easiest way is taking the average of the pixels you are combining and keep that as the color of the combined pixel.
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