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The Skinny on File Types: Raster vs. Vector

THE SKINNY ON FILE TYPES RASTER VECTOR VS. RASTER IMAGES ARE MADE UP OF A SET VECTOR IMAGES ARE MADE UP OF BASIC GRID OF DOTS CALLED PIXELS WHERE EACH GEOMETRIC SHAPES SUCH AS POINTS, LINES AND CURVES. PIXEL IS ASSIGNED A COLOR VALUE. Ps SOFTWARE OAi Fw Fh Gimp Online Editor Photoshop Paint CorelDraw Illustrator Fireworks FreeHand | JPG EPS JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC ENCAPSULATED POSTSCRIPT FILE It is used for photographs and complex imagery. It can be scaled to up to 130% before any loss in quality is evident. The color info is lost every time you open and resave the image. It does not support transparency. It is usually used for logos and illustrations. It can be scaled to any size without any loss of quality. It supports transparency. PNG Al PORTABLE NETWORK GRAPHICS ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR It was created as an alternative to the GIF format, It supports transparency. It is used for displaying text, charts, screenshots and illustrations. It is a file format with support for layers. It can be edited using Adobe Illustrator. GIF | SVG GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT SCALABLE VECTOR GRAPHICS It reduces the number of colors in an image to 256. Supports transparency. PNG and GIF are similar but PNG is better in quality. It is used for 2D graphics with interactivity and animation. It retains its original quality even when zoomed or resized. It can be edited using any editor, especially drawing softwares. PSD PDF ADOBE PORTABLE PHOTOSHOP DOCUMENT FORMAT It is an image file format with support for editable layers. It can be edited using Adobe Photoshop. It is generally used for emailing and distribution. It is the digital version of hard copy printout. dn Designmantic

The Skinny on File Types: Raster vs. Vector

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Raster vs vector image manipulation programs each come with their own unique quirks. So do the file formats used to work with either vector or raster image. To know more about all things vector and ra...

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