what is the basic difference between Image Layer and Tile Layer? Apart from the documentation....which says below points

ol/layer/Tile - Renders sources that provide tiled images in grids that are organized by zoom levels for specific resolutions. ol/layer/Image - Renders sources that provide map images at arbitrary extents and resolutions.

Link to above documentation is https://openlayers.org/en/latest/doc/tutorials/concepts.html


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do you know about tile?
a tile layer will req many times, each time get one tile. Finally, tile layer put tiles together into a image.
a img layer only req image once, and it will show the image directly

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