Vector logo or bitmap logo?
If you are not a graphic designer, probably you do not know the differences (advantages and disadvantages) between vector logo and bitmap logo. Let me know to explain it.
What is a vector logo?
Good logo should be create as a vector logo. Why? Vector logo use geometrical objects (points, lines, curves, and other shapes) which can be enlarged without loss of quality from small size to billboard size. Vector logo is always sharp.
Vector logo is a must for:
- building signs
- ideal for printing
Universal vector file formats: .AI, .EPS, .PS, .SVG
Vector graphic software:
What is a bitmap logo?
Bitmap logo use raster (map of bits), same as the digital cameras. If you enlarge a bitmap logo, you will lose sharpness and see the pixels (small squares). Bitmap logo is depending on resolution. Do not enlarge the bitmap logo!
Bitmap logo can be use for:
- smartphone applications
Universal bitmap file formats: .JPG, .PNG, .TIF, .GIF
If you have a vector logo, you have universal file format for everything. Export bitmap formats from vector graphic is available in resolution you need.