2 Software is the term used to describe the programs that run on a computer. There are many types of application that can be used to create, manipulate and view digital graphics.
3 Vector GraphicsVector graphics define objects as coordinate points and use mathematics inside the software to calculate how to display the image onto the screen or printer.
4 Each object has an outline and / or fill Objects may be grouped together.Vector graphics are very good for diagrams / logo’sCorel Draw / Fireworks / AutoCAD / Microsoft Visio.
5 Vector GraphicsVector graphics are different from Bitmap graphics. The main features are:Small file size when saved to diskNo loss of print quality when enlarged or reduced in sizeVector pictures are made from objects such as circles and rectangles.
6 Bitmap GraphicsBitmap graphics are made from lots of pixels, each with a colour. They are also known as raster graphics.
7 Bitmap graphics are different from Vector graphics Bitmap graphics are different from Vector graphics. The main features of bitmaps are:Large file size when saved to diskPrint quality can become blocky when enlarged or reduced in size.
8 Bitmaps can be created when a picture is scanned into a computer or from a digital camera. Bitmap graphics are very good for screenshots and web page illustrations.Paint ShopPro / Paint
9 Dedicated Photo Manipulation Photo manipulation software applications are specialist bitmap programs that are very good for manipulating photographsCorel PHOTO-PAINT / Adobe Photoshop
10 Graphics facilities embedded within other application packages. Many applications have a graphical capabilities built into them.Word is a word processing application that also has graphical features allowing you to easily include photographs and other digital graphics in a document.
11 Task Explain the difference between: Vector graphics software such as Corel Draw.Bitmap software such as paint.Photo manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop.WordComment on their limitations and what they are best suited to.