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low-res

Having a low density of pixels or dots that compose an image, resulting in a poor, unclear image quality. Short for "low resolution"; sometimes styled as "lo-res." I remember how impressed we were when our crappy little flip-screen phones started coming with built-in cameras, but the low-res pictures those things took look positively ancient compared to the brilliant pictures modern smartphones are capable of producing. The defendant's legal team successfully argued that such a low-res image could not be used to reliably identify place him at the scene of the crime without a shadow of a doubt.

lo-res

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Realized as dye-transfer prints (rather than the C-prints he's shown in the past), these "Dailies" also manifest a marvelous tactility that's probably far indeed from the lo-res smear of a casual cell-phone shot.
All the production facilities at Ashgabat Olympics Complex will be connected to the central storage unit, allowing operators around the venue to browse through and access stored lo-res media files.
TOSHIBA'S new PDR-M60 is aimed at digital newcomers who want to be able to produce more than lo-res thumbnails for emailing.
In the process, the source material's blurry, lo-res quality gave way to Lettera's uniquely clear and elegant style.
5cm square and pretty lo-res (about 4,000 pixels), but it bends, twists, folds, rolls.
Others praised his de-skilled technique and materials: his cardboard frames and hand-drawn mats, the hastily cut prints--all of which share the fundamental quality of being, as Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev puts it, lo-res.