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The components of the pixels (primary colors red, green and blue) in an image sensor or display can be ordered in different patterns or pixel geometry.

The geometrical arrangement of the primary colors within a pixel varies depending on usage (see figure 1). In monitorss, such as LCDs or CRTss, that typically display edges or rectangles, the components are arranged in stripes. Displays with motion pictures should instead have triangular or diagonal patterns so that the image variation is perceived better by the viewer.

a) Triangular b) Stripes c) Diagonal

Figure 1. Geometrical layouts for primary colors in a pixel.