With the availability of safe and affordable online graphics from sources offering royalty-free, rights-managed and subscription options, anyone can create unique projects. However, whether you've always been creative or are just unleashing the budding artist within, there is one image format that allows you more flexibility to play. Vectors files, which include AI, WMF, SVG, EPS and PDF, are quite versatile provided you have image editing software to work with them. Unlike bitmap images (JPG, PNG, GIF), comprised of pixels, vectors are based on mathematical equations such as points, lines and curves. This makes them ideal for larger projects as they maintain the image's crispness and quality when enlarged significantly. Another positive is that unless the vector you choose has been created with a coloured background that is part of the design, it can be saved as a new file with a transparent background (where the file format permits). JPGs, on the other hand will
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