Chapter     1

Android Digital Imaging: Formats, Concepts, and Optimization

In this first chapter, you will see how digital imaging is implemented inside of the Android operating system. We will take a look at the digital image formats that are supported in Android, the classes that allow imagery to be formatted on the screen, and the basic digital imaging concepts that you will need to understand to follow what we will be doing in Android graphics design.

We will also take a look at how to optimize your digital image assets for Android application development. We’ll explore digital image optimization both from an individual image asset data footprint standpoint and from an Android device type market coverage standpoint.

As you know, Android ...

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