Decide whether raster or vector format is appropriate for your project

Digital image formats fall into two main categories: raster and vector. There is a significant difference between them. The raster formats lend themselves to continuous tone images such as photographs. Raster is defined by a grid of pixels; each pixel is a different color to make an entire image. Vector graphics, on the other hand, are not defined by pixels. Vector graphics get instructions from the computer about how the objects should be shaped and what size they should be. Vector image formats are more suited to the defined lines, curves and shapes of charts, logos, web graphics, technical drawings, cartoons and fonts. fCoder Group, Inc. has released its newest graphics engine able to read over 800 vector and raster formats and their subformats and to save images into 30 image formats. It can work on both Windows and Linux platforms, though Linux vector formats are so far not supported.