PIXEL BASED GRAPHICS
When you enlarge a small raster image it immediately begins to degrade and look "pixelated". This makes this format somewhat limiting. In order to work in large scale formats, you need high resolution photography. If you don't have access to a high res version you may be forced to reshoot or you may be out of luck.
VECTOR BASED GRAPHICS
That’s why logos are built in vector art. A logo looks as crisp on a billboard as it does on a business card. File sizes are small and work perfectly with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and other industry-standard applications.
WHO USES VECTOR ART?
Design schools already prepare their students with the knowledge to handle vector art. Whether you have your sights set on directing a project or you are the person pushing the keys, it's important to have some basic understanding of how they work and what they can do for you.
WHY USE VECTORS?
Manageable file sizes are also a big plus. When it comes to moving files from one application to the next it's also nice to know that "everybody speaks vector".
VECTOR BASED APPLICATIONS
Because many new applications on the market today are smaller and require even more image processing power, vectors are in high demand. As new apps hit the market each day, it's fair to say that vector based graphics will be powering much of that technology. Learning how to manage these files are becoming increasingly important.