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The vector graphics foundry is for promoting the development of tools and libraries that work with structured graphics. Imagery is incorporated as one kind of manipulable graphic, but manipulation within the image is not the focus of this software.

Digital images determined by specified points and mathematical functions, allowing the representation of true curves on the screen. Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based program.

An image consisting of geometrical shapes, like lines, circles and text. Vector graphics make suitable figures for papers and scale well. See Bitmap also.

Any of a number of graphics formats including EPS(F) and DXF which describe objects on the screen not as coloured pixels but as mathematically defined shapes.

Images that are composed of vectors: lines that have a direction, a start, and an end point. Vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled without loss of resolution.

A computer image generation technique that produces text and graphics by drawing straight lines between points on the images outline.

In mathematics and physics, a vector is a line which has a defined starting point, a designated direction and a specified distance. Vector graphics are line-based graphics. In vector graphics, vectors determine how straight and curved lines (Beziers or splines) are shaped between specific points. The lines and the colors of areas enclosed by the lines make up the picture. Microsoft SYLK is an example of a pure vector format. More commonly used are bitmap files and hybrids of vector and bitmap known as metafiles.

Graphics rendered as mathematical representations rather than by pixels. These graphics can be rescaled without losing quality the way pixeled images do.

Consist of lines and curves.

A graphic image composed of distinct objects that can move independently.

the creation of digital images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space. One advantage of vector graphics over bitmap graphics is that they makes it possible to change any element of the picture at any time since each element is stored as an independent object. Another advantage of vector graphics is that the resulting image file is typically smaller than a bitmap file containing the same image.

As opposed to raster graphics, vector graphics are composed of groups of colored lines. Nowadays, the only time you see things that look like vector graphics is when you are creating 3D models and you haven't rendered them yet. But vector graphics are still used where you can't see them, like in vector based fonts, Corel Draw, etc.

In mathematics and physics, a vector is a line, which has a defined starting point, a designated direction and a specified distance. Vector graphics are line-based graphics. Veronica A service that maintains an index of titles of items on gopher servers, and provides keyword searches of those titles.

Vector based images are drawn using a series of shapes (squares, circles, arcs, etc.). The difference between bitmapped and vector images is obvious when you increase or decrease the size of the image. Vector images hold their resolution with perfect clarity while bitmapped images have a tendency to look blocky. (7/96)

representing graphics and pictures by lines and curves rather than by bit maps.

Vector graphics is the creation of digital images using a sequence of mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space. The file that results from a graphic artist"s work is created and saved as a sequence of vector statements. Instead of containing a bit in the file for each bit of a line drawing, a vector graphic file describes a series of points to be connected.

A method of creating and rendering web site graphics that displays (loads) quickly.

An image that is composed of mathematically defined geometric shapes - lines, objects, and fills. Vector graphics may include text, graphs, or illustrations. Vector graphics are more flexible than bitmap images because they can be scaled; they are resolution independent. Vector graphics are typically saved in EPS format.

Scalable resolution independent graphics.

A graphic created with an illustration package and made up of lines and curves. Vector graphics retain their sharpness when enlarged or reduced. Some common vector formats are CGM, WMF, and EPS.

Graphics that are represented by a number of mathematical expressions.

image made up of individual objects, which are defined as mathematical elements with specific characteristics

Also called "object-oriented" graphics, these programs store images using computer algorithms to define the shapes, lines, animation, and so forth. Vector graphics are growing in popularity because the images can be resized and scaled without distortion, and the file sizes are relatively small, for easy downloading on the Internet.

A system of line-based graphics, determining how straight and curved lines are shaped between specific points. Pictures on Web sites are formed by the lines and the colors of areas enclosed by the lines.

Mathematically calculated objects composed of points and straight or curved line segments.

Used to describe graphics made of mathematical objects called vectors such as curves and lines. Since every object can be defined as an equation, vector graphics can be scaled or transformed (e.g. rotation) without loss of detail unlike bitmap images. Also you can easily modify an object or a group of objects without disturbing others.

In contrast to a bitmap, which is figuratively a stored snapshot of a graphic that contains a fixed number of pixels, a type of image that is more versatile in that it can be sized without encountering distortion. Additionally, vector images display better on computer monitors.

A type of digital image file created by a graphic designer which uses mathematical statements instead of pixels to define the image. A vector image can be resized to larger proportions without the loss of resolution.

Unlike a television screen or computer monitor, which is composed of a series of horizontal lines, a vector graphics display plots points and draw lines freely. This technology, popularized in the early 80s was used in arcade games like Asteroids, Tempest, and Battlezone. The Vectrex was the only video game console to use real Vector graphics.

(1.) Graphics for which the display images are generated from coordinates, as opposed to an array of pixels. (2.) The most common class of graphics, where all vector output consists of lines and curves drawn point-to-point by the output unit as ordered by the computer.

A method of creating graphics using points and lines, as opposed to bitmapped (raster) images. Synonymous with object-oriented graphics. (Illustrator, Freehand, CoreDraw etc.)

Images defined by sets of straight lines, defined by the locations of the end points.

Vector graphics, also known as geometric oriented graphics, describes software packages that use a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place objects (lines and polygons) in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.

Software and hardware that use geometrical formulas to represent images. Vector-oriented images are flexible because they can be resized and stretched without losing high quality. Another advantage of vector graphics is that representations of images often require less memory than other graphic formats. LearnAlberta.ca resources created with Flash often use vector graphics.

the presentation of images stored as line segments or other mathematical representations.

Describing an object with mathematical terms, i.e. vectors. Retains quality when scaled and manipulated because the mathematical description stays intact

Vector graphics use computer algorithms to describe shapes, lines, animation, etc. The technology of vector graphics is growing in popularity because the images are scalable and smaller in file size, a plus for online viewing and downloading. Vector graphics were developed in response to the limitations of raster-based graphics (popularly known as GIF and JPEG) because raster graphics use pixel-by-pixel definitions.

Images that are stored as lines and curves, instead of pixels. Unlike bitmap graphics, vector graphics can be scaled to any size without losing information. (Note DPI if enlargement is 800% & upwards the Output DPI must be Set to Max

The earliest type of computer graphics, in which a set of character-plotting commands activate the phosphors of a computer display with an electron beam.

(images) Graphics displayed using a technology that specifies how an image is represented by using vector notation; for example, a starting point, a length and the direction that the line to be drawn from the starting point is to take. From a mathematical perspective, a vector graphics image is simply a collection of individual lines or vectors.

Generation of images from mathematical and geometric descriptions that determine the position, length, and direction in which lines are drawn.

Graphics made up of lines, curves or mathematical formulas, as opposed to raster graphics. Vector graphics can be scaled indefinitely and experience no loss in quality, where raster graphics lose some of their accuracy. Generally, all 3D graphics are internally vector graphics, and when drawn to screen (rasterization), they are converted to a raster format the monitor can display.

The representation of separate shapes such as lines, polygons and text, and groups of such objects, as opposed to bitmaps.The advantage of vector graphics ("drawing") programs over bitmap ("paint") editors is that multiple overlapping elements can be manipulated independently without using differenet layers for each one. It is also easier to render an object at different sizes and to transform it in other ways without worrying about image resolution and pixels.

A vector-based graphic is composed of a series of mathematically described lines that form shapes.

This is the expression of an image using mathematical statements rather than bit-pattern description.

There are two types of computer graphics, bitmaps and vectors. Bitmaps contain information on each and every individual pixel, while a vector file is object oriented and contains information on individual objects as to their shape, position, colour, etc.

Images composed of sets of graphical objects (lines, rectangles, ellipses, arcs, curves, etc.) stored by software as numerical coordinates and mathematical formulas specifying their shape and position in an image.

n. Images generated from mathematical descriptions that determine the position, length, and direction in which lines are drawn. Objects are created as collections of lines rather than as patterns of individual dots or pixels. Compare raster graphics.

Vector graphics (also called geometric modeling or object-oriented graphics) is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent s in computer graphics. It is used by contrast to the term raster graphics, which is the representation of images as a collection of pixels (dots).