Definition: (1) Noun: low-resolution version of a file that is used during production to stand-in for the full-resolution file. * This saves usually saves time as the document size is smaller, screen redraws may be speeded up. * E.g. DTP software such as XPress use proxies in the picture boxes. (2) Adjective: ~ editing: image-editing software which make changes to a low-resolution proxy image to speed up operations: when manipulation is complete, the changes are applied -- i.e. the final image is rendered -- using the full-resolution file.

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