What is the difference between graphics and images - Easil

What is the difference between graphics and images

Graphics and Images explained

There are two different types of digital assets available in Easil – Graphics and Images. Both have their own characteristics and special uses.


Graphics

Graphics (or Vector images) are elements that you can scale as large, or as small as you like, and will always appear smooth. This makes them ideal for logos and any branding elements used in banners and other large format prints.

These can also be used to give more structure to your design (by using elements such as Corners, Lines, Shapes and Banners) and can give embellishment to your design (Icons, Arrows, Illustrations, Ornate letters and Patterns.)


Images

Images (sometimes called Raster or Bitmap images) are files which are made of millions of tiny squares called pixels. Unlike their Graphic (vector) counterparts, they lose quality or pixelate if enlarged enough.

In order to achieve high quality prints, it is recommended that you use images that are high resolution enough for whatever type of design you are working on.