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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

verb

low-res

and lo-res (ˈloˈrɛz)
mod. poor; unpleasant. (From low resolution in a computer terminal. Compare this with high-res.) The party is lo-res. Let’s cruise.
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After the illustrations were built using low-res Internet images as source flies, the typographical elements were applied.
For a game with otherwise uniformly excellent presentation values, the drop to 30fps for replays and pit videos is jarring where action elsewhere is smooth, and the low-res nature of car liveries is an eyesore when scrutinising your cars in the garage.
nablet mediaEngine has been very successful as hi-res and Low-Res transcoder as it combines unique processing technologies and media processing pipelines such as GPU accelerated Encoding and decoding as well as high quality optimized nablet software codecs for 4:2:2'.
Listening to a low-res stream on Beats headphones is far superior to what Detroit was delivering when Young made his bones.
Initial submissions for judging may be low-res, but winning entries must be supplied at 300dpi and measure 24cm x 24cm.
Luckily there are alternatives to having your entire staff huddle around a low-res webcam.
All low-res images are licensed with Creative Commons options.
Those who might already have an artwork they think is suitable should email a low-res jpeg of it, while others planning new work need to email an outline proposal to info@balman gallery.
Forget Facebook's laughably crude social skeuomorphism, which produces a shallow analogue of offline "friends" and "relationships" the way a background JPEG of low-res Corinthian leather makes your blog look like a classy desk blotter.
The chase scenes are ugly, smeary, low-res messes that resemble video from a bargain-brand cellphone.
A lone, low-res pixelated LED figure walks back and forth along a black and white photograph of old Shanghai, illustrating most clearly the juxtapositions that lie at the heart of the work of Island 6.
Annotating beat-boxing in a way that entirely replicates the live experience is, of course, impossible, but here the online content isn't even video or music tracks--it's a PDF with low-res photos that do not capture the kinetic elements of the video.
In fact, it's two resolutions: a low-res image for the entire U.S., transmitted on 15-minute intervals; and a high-res image for roughly 250 miles around your position that's transmitted every 2.5 minutes (but only updated every 5-10 minutes).
The new Curve 9380 is basically a downgraded Torch 9860 - it has a less-capable processor and smaller and low-res display.