Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vector Vs. Bitmap

Vector and bitmap are two ways images can be displayed. Both of them have pros and cons.  Vectors can be scaled up to very large sizes but they have a cartoonish appearance.  These are good for billboards and sides of buses.  Bitmap holds a lot depth as more detail is apparent.  The problem is that these bitmap images can't be scaled past what their dpi allows. They start to deteriorate after this point.  These different image types also carry with them certain styles.  Vectors are very crisp with a smooth modern vibe.  Bitmaps, since they contain more gradients and tones, appear to be softer.

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