For Confused Minds: What Are Vector Graphics?

Jonathan Hue

Jonathan Hue

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Hello Everybody

It has been a long time since i discussed about various graphic design components. Below im defining "What Vector Graphics Are?, What Are There Specifications and Other Stuff Related To Them." I'm sure the information provided will help the newbies and moderates in acquiring and refreshing their design knowledge and expertise.

Vector graphics are based on mathematical definitions. These graphics are built of various small points which combine to make curves and lines. There are a few points known as Bezier curves which connect the control points. Designers generally prefer to use this program because it gives the best and crisp graphics.

Some of the feature of Vector graphics are as follows:
  1. Small Size (because they contain only the data that makes Bezier curves and points)
  2. Stored in EPS-file format
  3. Scale without loss of Quality (can be scaled upto 20%)
The Programs and Applications which handle Vector Graphics:
  1. Adobe Illustrator
  2. Corel Draw
  3. Macromedia Freehand
Vector Graphics vs Bitmap Graphics
  1. Vector Gs are more flexible than Bitmap Gs
  2. Quality is awesome as Vector Gs are high resolution centric
  3. Best print quality
  4. Vector Gs are made up of Paths while Bitmaps are made up pf Pixels
  5. Bitmap Gs are used for Photography while Vector Gs for Illustrations
Popular Jargons :

BMP: Bitmap
JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
GIF: Graphic Interchange Format
PNG: Portable Network Graphics
DIP: Device-Independent Bitmap
TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
PSD: PhotoShop Document
TARGA: Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter

I hope this preliminary info would add some power to your knowledge base. Any thoughts are most welcome! 🙂

Thank you

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