File Formats

The clip art available in a wide range of formats. It is important for users of clipart, understand the differences between different file formats so they can use that is appropriate for a given image and achieve results with resolution and detail they need. The clip art file formats are divided into two different types: bitmap and vector graphics. The formats of bitmap (or raster images) are generally used to describe rectangular images made up of a grid of pixels in black and white or multicolored. The bitmap images are always limited in quality by their resolution, which can be fixed at the same time it creates the. If the image is not rectangular, the image is recorded by default on a white background bordered by a rectangular frame in which the image is attached.Because the resolution of bitmap images has a resolution determined and set by the size of this, can produce effects of granular teeth or lack of sharpness or definition, this is not the ideal format for printing at a later . This problem should be added that these same effects are seen when scaling an image of this type on a computer monitor. Some of these formats (such as Apple PICT format) can withstand < > which allows bitmap images and have transparent backgrounds or images that have antialiasing. Images used on websites are often based on bitmap formats such as GIF, JPEG and PNG. The GIF format is one of the simplest, for example, can support only 256 colors per image. In return the advantage of being extremely small files. Other widely used formats are BMP (Windows bitmap), TGA and TIFF.Many clipart are delivered at low resolution bitmap formats, have the disadvantage that you can not climb, do not allow transparent backgrounds or good impressions. However, they are ideal for photos, especially when combined with a loss understanding algorithms such as JPEG files. In contrast to the format or bit image, the vector graphics file formats use geometric modeling to describe an image as a series of points, lines, curves and polygons. Because the image is described using geometric data instead of fixed pixels, this can be scaled to any size while maintaining a resolution independent of size. This means that the image can be printed to the highest resolution that supports the printer. The result is a very definite and clear.Vector formats are very good resolution and easy to compared to bitmap formats, but not so widely, supported by software and are not as well available for storing images such as a scanned photograph. Before the early 2000s, vector illustration tools could produce virtually the same illustrations as bitmaps with the advantages of vector file formats. The most common vector file formats are EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), Adobe. Microsoft has a much simpler. A format much less sophisticated file called WMF (Windows Metafile). The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed a new format called SVG vector and based on XML that can be supported by most new web browsers. For example, Firefox and Opera support this format.For users with experience or interest in the work of publishing, working with vector file formats is best, since the vector clipart images are more flexible and higher quality.