By and large, one will be quite perplexed by the number of the image file types available for them to choose from when they get to the need to save their files. Thanks to the number there are it is quite understandable when one gets bewildered with the decision for which of the image file types to use especially in the event that you happen not to know the difference there is with all these options or if you are not as sure as to what you are doing. In as much as this happens to be so bewildering, in actual sense you have little cause for panic and frustration having come to this brief for in it there is a particular emphasis and a keen effort to help clarify the facts on the various image file types and as well put clear the truths about them as well so as to make the decision and the process much simpler for you. Read on and see some of the most important image file types that you need to know of.
Generally, there are basically two kinds of image file formats and these are the Vector File formats and the Raster file formats. And as such before you get to know of the differences there are between the image file types available to you, it is important for you to have an understanding of the difference between these image file format types. The raster images are those images that are created from pixels such as the simple illustrations to the more complex ones such as photographs and these, given the fact that they are so created with such a fixed set of pixels will often lose their quality when they are resized especially when enlarged. As such you will appreciate the fact that the raster images will only be ideal for the kinds of images that will be meant for the final phase, such as only for printing. Looking at the vector images, it is vital for you to note the fact that these are actually never images as such but like some form of formulas that communicate to your computer telling the PC what kinds of images that you want it to get you. As such the vector images are basically the ideal kinds of images to use to create logos, texts and illustrations. As such the vector images happen to be the better alternative when you factor the bit of the need to have as much resolution is concerned. This as such makes it wise for you to consider having your master file images created and saved in vector formats so as to allow you the flexibility to use these images such as your logos and letterheads on a number of promotional products such as banners and as well be able to size them for use with the smaller ones like business cards.