|The native file format of Adobe Illustrator, which is the industry-leading software for creating vector graphics.
|Images, such as photographs, which comprise of a grid of small squares called pixels. Bitmap images are resolution-dependent; they can appear jagged (pixilated) and lose detail if they are created at a low resolution and then enlarged or printed at a higher resolution. Unlike vector graphics, each line or element cannot be edited with accuracy.
|DPI – Dots Per Inch
|A measure of the resolution of a file. The higher the number, the sharper the type and images.
|EPS – Encapsulated Post Script
|Encapsulated PostScript files can contain either vector graphics orbitmap images. Adobe Illustrator can save artwork in EPS format.
|JPEG (.jpg) – Joint Photographic Experts Group
|Format used for resolution-dependent bitmap files. JPEG files use a compression system that reduces the file size by identifying and discarding non-essential data. Increasing the level of compression results in lowering the image quality, but in most cases compressing an image using the maximum quality option will produce a result identical to the original.
|PDF – Portable Document Format
|Portable Document Format is a universal file format that can be viewed and printed consistently across any computer platform using Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader. PDF can contain both vector and bitmap graphics.
|TIFF (.tif) – Tagged Image file
|A resolution-dependent bitmap file. This format supports LZW compression, a loss less technique that does not discard detail but will reduce the overall file size. TIFF files are larger in size that Jpeg’s as the files are not compressed.
|CDR – Corel Draw
|Primary desk top design software package used here at ACE, we can accept your artwork in this format