Vector vs Bitmap

VectorBitmap (Raster)
Line basedDots based
Good for printing purposeGood for on-screen display purpose
Adobe Illustrator, FlashAdobe Photoshop
Formats – AI, DWG (Autocad) etc.Format – JPG, GIF, BMP etc.
Advantages – Graphic doesn’t pixelated when dimension increases and the size remain small. Can be exported to 3D graphic.Advantages – Provide details for higher resolution
Example- IIUM Logo
Size of these images is 50 x 50 pixels
They looks identical but…
Transform into 250 x 250 pixels

Vector Logo

Bitmap Logo

Hope with this simple explanation, you can differentiate between the two.

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