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13.1.3 The Framebuffer and Per-Fragment Operations

Per-fragment and framebuffer operations can be used to operate on pixels of an image in parallel. Additionally, multiple images may be combined in a variety of ways. Blending and the accumulation buffer are two areas of interest. These features are discussed in detail in Section 8. The accumulation buffer is particularly important since it provides several fundamental operations:

The accumulation buffer and blending are discussed in subsequent sections in terms of the image processing operations that use them.

David Blythe