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.
These files use mathematically calculated paths and anchor points to create the image.
Wait a minute… a picture paints 1,000 words, right?