What is Vectorizing?
It is the art of converting raster images to line art images format. Line art images are size independent. That means it can be scaled up and down without losing any quality.
The image will be of same quality no matter what size it is being scaled. To explain it better is to differentiate it to the raster image (bitmap image). Bitmap artwork is comprised of dots (pixels) that represent a graphic image, with each bit or group of bits corresponding to a pixel in the image. When Bitmap image is enlarged, it produces jagged edge and graininess, which is not print friendly. The bitmap file is comprised of a series of dots per inch (dpi) and when you enlarge a bitmap, rather than more dots being added, the existing dots are simply enlarged. The larger the dots get, the blurrier the image will be. Examples of Bitmap images are JPG, TIF, BMP and GIF.
While Vector artwork is simply comprised of lines (wireframe) that represent the objects. Vector images are usually created with the drawing program such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Freehand. Increase or reduction in size will produce no pixelization . The combination of one of these programs with an expert digital artist can create a beautiful artwork that can be used on print articles.
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