Vector graphics are scalable that is created from the shapes, curves, lines, and with the combination of colours. Vector formats are EPS, WMF, SVG, and PDF; PDF is considered as a vector. However, it also depends on how a PDF is created. Vector graphics are not affected by the size, as these are constructed through shapes that can be redrawn. Therefore, these graphics are higher in resolution and can be altered easily.
Bitmap graphics are made from pixels in a grid and colours such as JPEG, PNG, and GIF. These are also called as raster graphics. As bitmap graphics are based on the pixels, if you enlarge the graphic, pixels get stretched that affects the image resolution. That’s why bitmap images are considered as poor quality when zooming in or out.
- It is easy to convert the vector graphic into a bitmap. But it is very hard to convert the bitmap image into a vector graphic. For converting into a vector, an image needs to reconstruct from the scratch.
- Vector graphics are easy to alter or modify. For example, if you have a vector graphic full of text with shapes, and you just want to replace one word in the image, for a vector graphic it is easy without loosing any resolution. On the contrary, bitmap graphics are very difficult to edit, even a small change needs a lot of time and effort.
- Bitmap graphics are resolution-dependent, if you want to increase the size then you have to compromise with the quality. Whereas vector graphics are resolution-independent, size can be reduced or increased without having a quality loss.
How I create my vector file?
Creating a vector image/file is not an easy task as it seems. You must know how to use softwares such as Illustrator and Corel draw, if you want to create your own graphic. You can also hire some professional or designer to create a good quality image for you. If you don’t have the right file, then don’t worry at all, We will design for you. Book an appointment with us and we will get back to you within 1 business day with estimation.
Here are some tips while you are working on the graphics:
- If you save a file as a vector extension then it will not be a vector graphic. Vector graphic are created from scratch using a software.
- All PDFs are not considered as a vector file, It totally depends on the quality of your pdf and how originally PDF is generated.
- If you have high quality images such as JPEG or PNG then that can also be printed. But the images should be high dimensional.