09 November, 2009

Reading Responce | Bitmap VS Vector

Though are symbols for this project will be in bitmaps; vector would have its pros throughout the project also. With using vector we would be able to scale and manipulate the object without pixilation and blurriness.  But with using Bitmap we are able to translate our analog shapes into the computer with beautiful crisp images.

PRO OF BITMAP: Great for photos, used on the web, sometimes the image can be scaled and sharpened to reduce pixilation, clarity and detail for pictures.
CONS OF BITMAP: hard to scale up without pixilation, can be blurry, will never be as clear as smaller image when enlarged and manipulated, bitmap can also be distorted,

PROS OF VECTOR: Can be manipulated in an infinite number of ways without using quality, ideal when creating artwork, which needs to be presented in different sizes or colors,

CONS OF VECTOR: impossible to render a photographic in a vector editor (Like illustrator), must stay simpler compared to bitmaps, have a distinct look, not like detailed photographs.

Clients and designers commonly do not know the difference between vector and bitmap.
Bitmaps are most commonly used for photographic format. All graphics on the web are bitmap. Bitmap are composed of pixels, which are seen when the image is magnified. Pixels are subtracted out when sized down, that’s why the image loses quality when it is scaled back to its original sizing.

Vector graphics are formed from points, lines, and curves, not pixels. When they are combined they form objects. They can be filled with color and can become images, patterns, and even gradients.
Mathematical creations. Saves instructions on how the image should be drawn rather than how it looks. 


For my taxonomy proposal I want to create a 11x6 (or maybe 10x6) wire-o booklet. The cover would be white with black type. I would like to use Utopia or Helvetica, maybe even Gothic. Something simplistic. I would also like to incorporate earth tones throughout the book. If I had the option to do so, I would use browns and greens, and possibly sepia prints, or very crisp black and white.
My table of content would also be very simplistic, also to use a line divider in the center.
I would like to place the black and white (or sepia) image of the tool I used on the left side of the page. On the right I would show neatly place images of the marks I created with this object. 



1) grass
2) wheat
3) rain
4) wind
5) water
6) path

1) worn
2) beaten
3) made
4) create
5) weathered
6) broken
7) bent
8) wilt