Logosharx will provide you with many different file
formats of your new logo.Understanding these formats and their various
capabilities can be crucial when dealing with printers, web designers
and artists who use your logo in the future.
Every professional logo design begins as a VECTOR
based image. VECTOR graphics are created with industry standard vector
editing applications such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia
Freehand. These images are made up of precise lines and curves that
are infinitely editable and scalable without any image degradation.
Their incredibly small file sizes make them efficient for storage as
well as electronic transmission.
These "source files" of your logo are the
master files from which all other formats of your logo can be created.
Traditional print vendors will require a VECTOR format of your logo
to reproduce color accurately and without the size limitations inherent
of RASTER based images.
Logosharx will provide you with two VECTOR format
image files of your logo design. (.EPS and .AI)
The raster images of your logo can be used
on websites and other forms of electronic reproduction, but generally
not for traditional printing.
RASTER formats are also called BITMAPS or PIXEL based
formats because they are made up of pixels on a grid - with each pixel
consisting of a solid color. When viewed from a distance, these pixels
give the optical illusion of being a solid shape. Photographs are stored
in raster format.
RASTER images have a fixed resolution and cannot
be resized without image degradation. RASTER images have much larger
file sizes than vector graphics and are often compressed to reduce
Most RASTER images can be converted to other bitmap-based
formats very easily. However, to create a VECTOR based image from a
RASTER format requires a complete recreation of the art using vector
drawing software, and may not result in a completely accurate version
of your logo.
Logosharx will provide you with three RASTER format
image files of your logo design. (.GIF, .JPEG and .TIF)
An image in META format is a combination of both
of the two basic formats; vector and raster format. A metafile can
include both vector and raster information. For example, a vector
image that contains a bitmap pattern applied as a fill, would be a
metafile. The fill attribute consists of bitmap data, but the object
to which it is applied is still a vector.
If you want to save text and arrows within a photo,
the text and arrows should be saved as vector information but the photo
still needs to be in a raster format. (It is not possible to save photos,
scanned images etc in a vector format.) The saved META format image
will include both vector and raster information.
Logosharx will provide you with one META format image
file of your logo design. (.PDF)