Vector - What does vector mean?
A method of creating, storing, and processing digital images. A vector graphic is made up of individual objects, each of which has its own individual properties assigned to it, such as colour, fill, thickness, and outline. These objects are geometric lines and shapes that are defined by mathematical equations. These lines and shapes are made by vectors (paths or strokes), which pass through control points that have a definite position within the image. A vector graphic is essentially a set of instructions for constructing a number of individual objects, which collectively form the required image. Vector images are therefore resolution independent; as they are a set of instructions rather than a visual representation of an image, the image itself is newly constructed each time the file is displayed or resized, meaning it can be constructed to the highest quality scale available.Go Back to Glossary