Wednesday, October 20, 2010
BITMAP VS. VECTOR
Vector and Bitmap have a different look and feel to them and can be used to communicate different ideas. Vector is based off of a mathematical algorithm and creates "perfect" shapes and lines. These graphics are infinitely scalable and look smooth neat and computer generated. While bitmap or raster images/graphics are made up of tiny pixels which limit the amount of information stored in the image. Raster images are not infinitely scalable and only look smooth at there intended viewing size. These characteristics can be used in your favor or against you while communicating with them. If you want a fresh and completed look a smooth vector would be your method of choice, while if you want to create a sense of grudge, distress, or just a more personal/humanist feeling you should use a bitmap. Each can also be used together to create an interesting juxtaposition.