I need to send some logos to our agency that is making brochures. They wrote me back that they need the images in vector format? If they are vector, will they have a special ending like .tif or .jpg?
Thank you in advance
6 answers by real people - How can I tell if an image is vector?
1) Zoom your image, if your picture gets distorted with the increase in zooming, then it is not a vectored image. A vectored image is the one that does looks the same no matter to what percentage you zoom in.
2) Shockwave files are mostly vectored images. Just check this page. Shockwave files are created using macromedia flash.
Open the above page. In the image that appears,Right click and try zooming in…to whatever level you zoom it does not get distorted.
4)Tif & jpg are file formats that define the colors in a picture in their own manner and a way to store them.
5) Tif – Taged Image File Format (also used as tiff). Usually when you scan an image using scanner, the type of format you obtain when you save is .tiff because it was specially developed for scanners. .jpg or .jpeg (joint photographic experts group). They are best suited for photographs.
6) You can also use this page to know more about the file formats
At the bottom of the above page there is swf file. Just zoom in and see.!!!
Found something interesting!
See the difference between raster(non-vectored) and vectored here:
Here is the list of softwares that to raster to vector conversion
Once Again..!! Happy Vectoring!!
What Is A Vector Image
There are two kinds of graphics, vector and rastor. Raster images are like photographs, while vecter are like clip-art.
They need the vector format because you can make the image any size you want without it getting distorted looking.
A JPG is a photograph kind of image and wont scale right. If you can send it as a PDF, that would be great. (Or if you work in Adobe Illustrator, they may want the ai file)
Hope that helps, I’m not sure I answered your question though.