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Bitmap and Vector Graphics Explained
by Chance Agrella

As people begin working with computer graphics, one of the subjects of greatest confusion is the difference between bitmap graphics and vector graphics. This article will attempt to define both, then explain them as they relate to each other. I've tried start as simply as I can while offering some tips for intermediate users about working with each.

The article is divided into three sections:

Part 1: What is a Bitmap Graphic?
Part 2: What is a Vector Graphic?
Part 3: Comparing Bitmaps and Vector Graphics


Get started on Part 1: What is a Bitmap Graphic?



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