Vector graphics are converted to bitmap graphics so they can be shared easily or used on a web page. How Scan2CAD and other raster-to-vector conversion programs trace images If you want to learn more about CAD, check out Scan2CAD’s blog.
Raster images are made up of pixels, while vector images are formed by mathematical curves and paths. Being comfortable with the ins and outs of both formats and how they translate when exported is an essential skill for every designer.
Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of points on a Cartesian plane, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes. Vector graphics have the unique advantage over raster graphics in that the points, lines, and curves may be scaled up or down to any resolution with no aliasing.The points determine the direction of the vector path.Vector Graphics. Making use of sequential commands or mathematical statements or programs which place lines or shapes in a 2-D or 3-D environment is referred to as Vector Graphics. Vector graphics are best for printing since it is composed of a series of mathematical curves. As a result vector graphics print crisply even when they are enlarged.A vector file contains information on various shapes such as where they start and also the curve of paths. Reading this information, software draws vector graphics. Some of the popular vector image formats are .ai, .cdr, .cmx, and .wmf. Corel draw and Adobe Illustrator are most popular software that are used for the purpose. Raster Graphics.
Most vector image formats can also include colors, gradients, and image effects. Since vector graphics store image data as paths, they can be enlarged without losing quality, which makes them a good choice for logos and other types of drawings. Common vector image file extensions include .EPS, .AI, and .SVG.Read More
Unlike pixel graphics, vector graphics aren’t composed of individual picture elements; rather they are made up of geometric primitives, like lines, circles, or curves.These are defined through parameters such as beginning points, ending points, radii, edge length, line width, colours, and filling patterns.Read More
From vector graphics to bitmap data: Many drawing applications can store vector data as bitmap files as well (usually this option is hidden in the Export menu option). You can always view a vector file on screen, then take a screen capture and save this screen capture as a bitmap image.Read More
Raster graphics are stored as pixels, vector graphics are stored as geometric primitives. Images of the latter type can, in principle, be scaled infinitely, and pixelization will not occur.Read More
What Is the Difference Between Vector and Raster Graphics? February 14, 2017 by Carey Christie Perhaps your designer just asked for a vector file of your logo, or you have a banner ready for output, but the printer insists that the graphics are too “low-res” and asks for high-resolution images.Read More
Older games often used their own vector animation formats. You might look into the asset formats supported by open source implementations of old game engines like ScummVM and Sarien. There are some asset extractors and editors, but I'm not sure if there are any standalone viewers, so you might have to extract the animation code yourself if you were to go this route.Read More
Standing for Scalable Vector Graphics, the SVG vector is small in terms of files size and is easily customizable. And, with PowerPoint’s latest updates, you can use a range of SVG icons right within Microsoft, making it easy for you to add lightweight yet sharp images to your slides.Read More
Vector Graphics typically are generated using drawing or illustration programs (e.g., Adobe Illustrator) and are composed of mathematically-defined geometric shapes—lines, objects and fills. Since vectors entail both magnitude and direction, vector elements thus are comprised of line segments whose length represents magnitude and whose orientation in space represents direction.Read More
VECTOR Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics formats are complementary to raster graphics, which is the representation of images as an array of pixels, as it is.Read More
However, vector images cannot display photographs in a natural looking way, and vector formats are not as well supported online as are raster formats. When should I choose raster or vector graphics? For photos you need raster images and Adobe Photoshop; for letterhead, text, logos, and other simple graphic elements, you need vector images and Adobe Illustrator.Read More