What is the difference between vector and raster/bitmap?

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Every TIQ Software project includes images, icons, illustrations, etc.

Using the right image resolution and file format help ensure your project is consistent throughout and displays properly on all devices.

Note: If you are sending images to our team, please make sure that they are bigger than the minimum size restrictions.


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What is the difference between vector and raster/bitmap?

When updating or adding images it's important to know the difference between vector and raster/bitmap images. 

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Vector graphics: are made up of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) that can be scaled indefinitely without losing any detail.

Raster/ Bitmap: are made up of pixels. If a Raster/Bitmap image is scaled past a certain point, the edges become blurry or distorted - you can start to see the individual pixels.


File Formats

For all logos and illustrations, vector format is preferred over raster/bitmap. 

Typical vector file formats are:

  • .SVG (scalable vector graphic)
  • .EPS (encapsulated postscript)
  • .AI (Adobe Illustrator)

Note: If you do not have your logo in vector format, we'd suggest using a .PNG (portable network graphic) file with a transparent background.

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