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Is this image vectorized?
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:17:12 pm »
Is this image vectorized?

How can you tell if it is or is not?

I zoomed into it as high of a zoom that MS Paint would allow and I noticed some
of the "blocky" edges to the lines when you zoom in as close as you can
get with MS Paint.


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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 03:18:58 pm »
It's a jpg, so no, it's not vectorized. It might have been (and kind of looks like it was) at one point, but the specific file you uploaded can't be a vector image.


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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 05:03:51 pm »
It's a jpg, so no, it's not vectorized. It might have been (and kind of looks like it was) at one point, but the specific file you uploaded can't be a vector image.

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So jpgs definitely are never able considered vectorized???

A Vector image must be either a .AI or a .EPS or a .PDF  or .TIF etc?

If a file image is a .AI OR .EPS or .PDF or .TIF does that mean it is considered vectorized?

Can a file image be a .AI or .EPS or .PDF or .TIF and NOT be vectorized?

I know that you must image trace with a tool or by hand to vectorize a raster image but can you then save it as a .JPG and have it keeps its vectorized state?

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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 07:09:18 pm »
AI and EPS are both vector formats,

PDFs I +THINK+ can contain vector as well as raster images.

TIFs are typically raster. I don't believe they can contain vector images.

for AI and EPS, yes, both these formats +can+ container raster images. Imagine going into a draw program like Illustrator and pasting a screenshot into the image. Yes, it saves as AI, but that image is raster.

As for saving a vector image as JPG, no, I don't believe that's possible. JPG is really intended as a lossy raster format.

Oh, and WMF files (windows metafile) is another example of a vector format (albeit a quite old one).


Finally, Inkscape is a very popular opensource vector drawing package (a bit like illustrator).

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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 03:16:49 am »
AI and EPS are both vector formats,

PDFs I +THINK+ can contain vector as well as raster images.

TIFs are typically raster. I don't believe they can contain vector images.

for AI and EPS, yes, both these formats +can+ container raster images. Imagine going into a draw program like Illustrator and pasting a screenshot into the image. Yes, it saves as AI, but that image is raster.

As for saving a vector image as JPG, no, I don't believe that's possible. JPG is really intended as a lossy raster format.

Oh, and WMF files (windows metafile) is another example of a vector format (albeit a quite old one).


Finally, Inkscape is a very popular opensource vector drawing package (a bit like illustrator).

.ai files doesn't necessarily mean it is a vector file, only that it was created using Adobe Illustrator. And yes, .pdf can also have both raster and vector images. I typically save my vectors as .pdf because when emailing proofs, a .pdf file is easily opened.

Btw, you're also forgetting .svg files. (Scalable Vector Graphics)
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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 01:21:39 pm »
Just to add to/clarify the above statements, TIF's can contain vector data in their layers as well.

So once again, we find that evil of the past seeps into the present like salad dressing through cheap wax paper, mixing memory and desire.

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Re: Is this image vectorized?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 04:59:41 pm »
^ Photoshop .psd's can also as well.

  
 

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