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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Converting raster logos to vector-based logos

Many clients might only have their logo images in raster or bitmap formats—JPG, GIF, PNG, or BMP, which as we defined in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Vector Graphics, are a grid of pixels that are set to certain colors. When these logos are made larger, there's a loss of quality (remember the boxey, pixelated look?). Often, you might need to scale a logo larger so it fits in your new design and want to maintain smooth edges. You do this by converting it to a vector-based image.

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