Vector conversions

Vector raster image conversions

There are two main type of image files: Raster and Vector. Raster images are created with pixel-based software or captured with a camera or scanner.

They are more common in general such as jpg, gif, png, and are widely used on the web.

Vector graphics are math-defined shapes created with vector software and are not as common. They are used in CAD/engineering, 3D animation, and Graphic Design for processes that reproduce an image onto an object such as engraving, etching, cut stencils.

When using a raster program you paint an image and it’s similar to dipping a brush in paint and painting. You can blend colors to soften the transition from one color to another.

When using a vector raster image conversions program you draw the outline of shapes. And it’s similar to creating an image with tiles of all different shapes and sizes.

Raster vs Vector

There are two main type of image files: Raster and Vector. Raster images are created with pixel-based software or captured with a camera or scanner.

They are more common in general such as jpg, gif, png, and are widely used on the web. Vector graphics are math-defined shapes created with vector software and are not as common; used in CAD/engineering, 3D animation, and Graphic Design for processes that reproduce an image onto an object such as engraving, etching, cut stencils.

These shapes called objects display one single color each.

A lot of images can be made with either raster or vector program and look exactly the same on both programs. Images with a subtle gradation of one color to another are the images that will look most different since vector programs need to create a separate shape for each shade of color.