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Comparing raster vs. vector images

You've probably heard the words pixel, raster, bitmap, vector, what do they mean? And more importantly once you know what they mean, which format is appropriate? If I tell you that Illustrator generate vectors and Photoshop uses pixels, that might help a little. We'll start with Photoshop. This image looks nice and smooth, but when I zoom in you can see that it's made out of pixels. A pixel is short for picture element, and you might think about pixels as being sort of like little mosaic tiles. Think about re-creating this image by coloring in squares on graph paper, and you start to get the idea.

So you'll hear a pixel based image referred to as a raster image or a bitmap image, it means exactly the same thing. Now the terms are sort of interchangeable. So there are limitations to pixel-based graphics. You can't scale them up much before they start to show some degradation and some loss of detail. Now if it's a very highly detailed image to begin with, say a close-up of elab...

Comparing raster vs. vector images
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Comparing raster vs. vector images provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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