- Vector graphics are comprised of shapes and text using point to point geometric data to show the file on screen. Vector files can be scaled to any size with no loss in quality as the geometric points simply move to a new coordinate keeping the complexity of the shape the same. Companies usually have or can obtain vector versions of their logos for this purpose so that they can have their brand logo on any form of advertising, such as a business card or even a roadside billboard. Vector Files are saved in the following formats
- .AI : Adobe Illustrator file – These files are the most common when it comes to vector graphics. Even though we do not have Adobe Illustrator (11/05/2015) these files can currently be opened and edited using CorelDraw with only a slight loss In the ability to modify the file due to the limitations of Corel Compared to Illustrator.
- .EPS : Encapsulated Postscript file – EPS files can also be opened in CorelDraw but can have compatibility problems depending on the settings configured by the original user of the file. It has also been known on occasion that the files cannot be modified due to the file only containing a single flattened shape of geometric data instead of an open one consisting of multiple shapes that make up the overall image.
- .PDF – Generally speaking pdf is a cross over file between vector and bitmap graphic. Pdf will only save the data “as is” and not change any data saved into it. For Example, If the original file was not a vector graphic saving it as a pdf will not make it one but it will provide a decent level of quality without much (if any) compression to the file so it is a good compromise if vector files are not able to be saved.
- .SVG – This file is the least ideal out of all the vector graphic types. SVG files are not as compatible with CorelDraw (though it will still open) as the above formats and can even lose colour data and shape data when opened in this program resulting in an incorrect shape/print .
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