The geometric arrangement of the primary colors within a pixel varies depending on usage (see figure 1). In monitors, such as LCDs or CRTs, that typically display edges or rectangles, the components are arranged in vertical stripes. Displays with motion pictures should instead have triangular or diagonal patterns so that the image variation is perceived better by the viewer.
|File:Lcd rgb geometry triangular.png||File:Lcd rgb geometry stripes.png||File:Lcd rgb geometry diagonal.png|
|a) Triangular||b) Stripes||c) Diagonal|