Vector graphic Vs. Bitmap
Tech-ease describes Bitmap as images that are stored as a series of tiny dots called Pixels.
“Each pixel is actually a very small square that is assigned a color, and then arranged in a pattern to form the image. When you zoom in on a bitmap image you can see the individual pixels that make up that image. Bitmap graphics can be edited by erasing or changing the color of individual pixels…”
While google tells me Vector graphics are “the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons—all of which are based on mathematical expressions—to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics are based on vectors (also callthe use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons—all of which are based on mathematical expressions—to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics are based on vectors (also called paths), which lead through locations called control points or nodes.ed paths), which lead through locations called control points or nodes.”
Since that actually means very little to me, let’s talk outcomes.
Since vector graphics are an equation you can re size it and it wont go all blurry. +1. They tend to take up less space because they don’t have to carry much information. +1.More scalable, making it more relevant (for me in this class).+2. Always gonna look smooth (Awww Yeah Aesthetics).+1.
On the down side, I wouldn’t even know where to begin editing actual vector graphics. -1. (Maths)-1. Not well supported on the internet. -2. You’ll likely need to convert them to bitmaps anyway. -1. Colours! -1. Used by the corporates.-2 hipster points.
Original score: 5. New score: -1, -2 hipster points
Now for Bitmaps.
So much more widely used. +2. Best for images that require lots of colours, i.e photographs. +1. Wider range of uses (at least for me).+1. easy conversion.+1. More programs for use. +1.
And the downside,
less scale-able. -1. No matter what you always gotta be looking out for those pixels. -1. it’s never gonna be as smooth. -1. The re-sizing really bugs me so it’s going in twice. -1.
Original score: 6. New score: 2.
So there’s a clear winner here. But it all really depends on what’s important for you and how you use your images.