Vector (Graphic)

A vector graphic is not made up of pixels like a bitmap, but is made up of a set of instructions to the computer of how to draw the image from scratch.

For example the vector image might contain the command

"Draw a line from position A to position B on the computer screen".

When this 'vector image' is loaded into a program that understands how to deal with it, a line gets drawn from A to B.

The nice thing about vector images is that they can be scaled without losing any quality unlike a bitmap which pixellates.


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