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Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8 by Birgitta Hosea

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Vectors vs. Bitmaps

Computers store picture information in two different ways – using vector or bitmap file formats.

A Vector at Maximum Magnification

A Similar Shape at Maximum Magnification in Bitmap Format

When a bitmap file type is used, the computer divides the picture into a grid. You can see the squares on the grid if you zoom in very close to a bitmap image. These squares are known as pixels.

Bitmaps are good file types to use when you are ...

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