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Raster Vs Vector images


Raster Images vs. Vector Images:

Raster Images:
They are made of pixels.
They are resolution dependent.
Raster Images get pixilated.
Highly realistic images like movie posters, banner adds, matte painting etc.

Raster image editing soft-wares:
MS Paint, Corel painter, GIMP, Adobe Photoshop etc.

Raster image file formats:
.bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .tga etc.

Pixel: An independent picture element (a tiny square box) meant to hold a color.

Vector Images:
They are made of mathematical vectors, geometrical shapes, lines, curves etc.
They are not resolution dependent.
Vector images don’t get pixilated.
Less realistic images like logos, clip arts, cartoons etc.

Vector image editing soft-wares:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Corel Draw etc.

Vector image file formats:
.ai, .cdr, .swf, .pdf, .svg etc.

In the next video tutorial I am going to discuss about “File formats”.