Vector and Bitmap Images

Posted by on Apr 1, 2006 in Blog, Graphic Design | 0 comments

Vector and Bitmap Images

Excerpted from an article by Sue Chastain at

Understanding the differences between the two major 2D graphic types: bitmap and vector images…

BITMAP images are comprised of pixels in a grid. Each pixel or “bit” in the image contains information about the color to be displayed. They have a fixed resolution and cannot be enlarged without losing image quality. Bitmap images tend to have much larger file sizes than vector graphics and are often compressed to reduce their size…

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