File Export Information

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Files

File extension Format Properties Advantages Disadvantages Graphic
*.ai Adobe Illustrator Version 7     Vector (2D)
*.bmp Bitmap   Uncrompressed or lossless RLE (runlength entcoding) compression The weak compression result in larger file sizes than other formats Raster
*.dxf Drawing Interchange Format     Also suitable for 3D models Verctor (2D)
*.eps Encapsulated Post Script   Writing style   Vector and/or Raster
*.Gif Graphic Interchange format   -Lossless compressing graphics format
-Supports animations
Limited to 256 colors Raster
*.gpx GPS eXchange file GPS data   XML-based format for GPS data  
*.jpg Joint photographic experts group   -Lossy compressed 24 bit image files
-Embedding of paths possible
This is unsuitable for text and hard color transitions Raster
*.Kml Google Earth (Vector) Map     Vector
*.kmz Google Earth (Raster) Coordinates     Raster
*.htm OCAD internet map Types:
-Java Applet
-Flash
-SVG
     
*.pdf Portable Document Format   -Lossless compression
-On any operating system readable
-Small file size
Need reader to read Raster and/or vector
*.shp Shapefile ESRI ArcGIS format for storing vector data      
*.svg Scalable Vector Graphics Open, XML-based vector graphics format      
*.tiff Tagged Image File Format Universal, pixel image format -Lossless compression
-32 bit
   

Raster-Vector

Raster Vector
Raster bsp.png Vector bsp2.png

zoom
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Vector graphics can scale to any size without quality loss.


More Informations:

Raster Graphics Wikipedia

Vector Graphics Wikipedia