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What is the difference between Vector and Bitmap (raster) images

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What is the difference between Vector and Bitmap (raster) images

Post by LeahG on Tue 11 Jan - 1:31

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/aboutgraphics/a/bitmapvector.htm

quoted from above linked source, for full details follow the link.


Common bitmap formats include:
• BMP
• GIF
• JPEG, JPG
• PNG
• PICT (Macintosh)
• PCX
• TIFF
• PSD (Adobe Photoshop)

Popular bitmap editing programs are:
• Microsoft Paint
• Adobe Photoshop
• Corel Photo-Paint
• Corel Paint Shop Pro
• The GIMP

All scanned images are bitmaps, and all images from digital cameras are bitmaps.

Converting between bitmap formats is generally as simple as opening the image to be converted and using your software's Save As... command to save it in any other bitmap format supported by your software.


Key Points About Bitmap Images:
• pixels in a grid
• resolution dependent
• resizing reduces quality
• easily converted
• restricted to rectangle
• minimal support for transparency

About Vector Images

Common vector formats include:
• AI (Adobe Illustrator)
• CDR (CorelDRAW)
• CMX (Corel Exchange)
• CGM Computer Graphics Metafile
• DXF AutoCAD
• WMF Windows Metafile

Popular vector drawing programs are:
• Adobe Illustrator
• CorelDRAW
• Xara Xtreme
• Serif DrawPlus

Key Points About Vector Images
• scalable
• resolution independent
• no background
• cartoon-like
• inappropriate for photo-realistic images
• metafiles contain both raster and vector data
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Re: What is the difference between Vector and Bitmap (raster) images

Post by Simon Lake on Tue 11 Jan - 19:12

I think Kathy pretty much summed it up when she said with vector your postage stamp can become your billboard. This is what is so very much in demand.
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