Glossary keyword - Vector Image

Vector Image

A vector image is a term used to describe computer graphics images, which are defined in regards to 2D points. These 2D points are connected via curves and lines that come together to form polygons and different shapes. Each 2D point has its precise location on the X and Y axis, which is located on the work plane. These points also determine the exact location of the path. Each path specified may have different characteristics like values for shape, thickness, fill, color, and curve. A vector image is commonly found in EPS, SVG, PDF, and AI image file formats. These formats are different from the more common raster image formats, which are JPEG, APNG, PNG, and MPEG4. 

Standard of a Vector Image

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is the standard for a vector image, is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). This standard is a fairly complex one, making it relatively slow in the establishing department. A commercial interest is also seen as a factor in the system being established. Over time some web browsers have developed support for the SVG data rendering, but a wide selection of browsers and other platforms having support for SVG is quite rare. 

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), which is the standard for a vector image, can also be found in a mobile format. SVG for mobile phones comes in a particular format, which is called the Scalable Vector Graphics Tiny version (SVGT). Such a vector image can exploit anti-aliasing and count links. These images can also be displayed as wallpapers for mobile devices. 


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