File Formats
Raster Files
Vector Files
File Usage
Software
100

This file type is the preferred file type for posting images online.

.jpg

100

This raster file is the highest quality raster file for printing.

.tiff

100

This one word can easily define the word "vector".

Scalable

100

This type of graphic is preferably used when creating logos.

vector

100

This software allows designers to create work that is easily scalable without distortion.

Adobe Illustrator

200

This file type can easily be emailed to others, and can also be printed.

.pdf

200

This is always a raster file.

Image

200

This is always a vector file.

Graphic

200

This is the native file format for Adobe Photoshop.

.psd

200

This software allows viewers to create and open .pdf files.

Adobe Acrobat

300

This file type, when imported into software, does not keep its formatting.

.txt

300

This is what a raster file is made up of.

Pixels
300

A vector graphic, unlike a raster graphic, does not depend on this.

Resolution

300

A PDF or Portable Document Format file will do this with your document, making it easier to send to the printer.

embed fonts and images

300

This software is used for creating slideshows and presentations.

Microsoft Powerpoint

400

This file type allows for a transparent background.

.png

400

This raster image can be posted online, and can be animated.

.gif

400

This is the industry leading software for creating vector graphics.

Adobe Illustrator

400

This file can be used in multiple vector software programs.

.svg (scalable vector graphic)

400

This software is used for creating multiple pages layouts in one document.

Adobe InDesign

500

This type of file can only be opened in the software that is was created in.

A native file

500

This particular software is used for specifically editing raster images.

Adobe Photoshop

500

This is a vector file format and can be opened in almost any software.

.eps

500

The typical resolution for uploaded a raster file online at is this.

72 ppi

500

This software is used for editing photographs and adding different filters and effects.

Adobe Photoshop

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