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hello again dearest designers / lawyers? / whatever you are as long as you are interested in computer graphics, you are at the right place! Today we will be talking about RASTER VS VECTOR coninuing our journey from introduction to vector.
So previously I have talked about vector and on today’s post we will be discussing about the differences between raster and vector. Before we start differentiating (no not differentiation,this is not addmath class dont worry) between vector and raster, let’s talk about the meaning of raster image shall we? *screams shyly yesss*
WHAT IS RASTER IMAGE?
In computer graphics, a raster graphics image is a dot matrix data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of color, viewable ia a monitor, paper, or other display medium. Raster images are stored in image files with varying format . Most images you see on your computer screen are raster graphics. Pictures found on the Web and photos you import from your digital camera are raster graphics. They are made up of grid of pixels, commonly referred to as a bitmap. Since raster graphics need to store so much information, large bitmaps require large file sizes.
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RASTER IMAGE AND VECTOR IMAGE?
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Raster graphics can typically be scaled down with no loss of quality, but enlarging a bitmap image causes it to look blocky and “pixelated.” Vector image is made out of mathematical expressions. Vectors can also be identified by zooming on an image , vector work will appear flat smooth and well defined when zoomed.However, raster you are looking at the zoomed in version of these little points that make up the picture. Raster images will have little boxes know as pixels when zoomed in. In shot vector images have no pixels. For this reason, vector graphics are often used for certain images, such as company logos, which need to be scaled to different sizes.Raster editors such as Photoshop or GIMP are great for photographs as well as for adding effects, shadows and textures to designs.
So that would be the end of this post. There will be a link on how to convert raster images into vector images in illustrator below
THANK YOU FOR READING AND HAVE A NICE DAY!!!! 🙂
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