Vector vs Bitmap

Vectors is the opposite of bitmap and it consists of points, lines and curves. These elements can be combined to create complex objects. They are mathematical creations and are ideal for logos.
  • stores representatively
  • can be filled with solid colors, gradients, and patterns
  • the programs that are used saves the instructions on how the image should be drawn rather than how it looks
  • it can be redrawn and manipulated at any size and any position without losing its quality
  • ideal for producing artwork that needs to be presented in different sizes or colors
  • it must remain simple compared to bitmap
  • impossible to render nuances of photographs
  • has distinct feel and look even with details

Bitmaps are stored in a literal fashion. It is the most common graphic format for the web and on the computer. It is composed of pixels that are only visible when magnified.
  • complex fills, shading, and gradient effects can be easily rendered
  • it offers as much as freedom as an empty canvas
  • saves as an exact visual picture of the image
  • can be scaled down and still maintain quality
  • contains the exact amount of information required to display it
  • the pixels doesn't change size when the image does
  • more pixels are needed to fill a larger space
  • blurriness is created when enlarged and manipulated (rotating, scaling, or distorting)
  • computer adds pixels if the image is enlarged
  • pixels are more visible when the size of the image is increased exponentially
I feel like my analog shapes will be best represented in a bitmap format as opposed to a vector format. My shapes have a lot of characteristics that I feel will be lost if vectorize. If it was vectorize, it will definitely be more clean cut and distinct.

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