File types EXPLAINED

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WTF!?!?

I’ve been doing this ‘graphic/design thing’ for the last 11 years (OMG, has it really been that long?! Seems like only yesterday I was that poor student drinking pints of Guinness at lunchtime!) and all these acronyms are part of my every day vocab. But I realise that it can be MEGA confusing to everyone else. So let me explain…

Firstly, image file types fall into 2 categories:

RASTER (also commonly called bitmaps)
These are files that are made up of a grid of lots and lots of little dots (pixels) of varying colour or shade.

VECTOR
These files use mathematically calculated paths and anchor points to create the image.

Wait a minute… a picture paints 1,000 words, right?

Voila!



File Types Explained



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3 Comments

  1. Tegan
    09/08/2012

    This is so good Vari!
    Always wondered what the meaning behind all of those little file extensions actually was.
    V Helpful x

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  2. Ainslie
    17/08/2012

    This is so helpful Vari! I have printed it out for reference lol!

    Thanks a bunch!
    Ainslie 🙂

    Reply
  3. Divya
    04/08/2016

    So cool man easy n creative..

    Reply

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