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The two main product types we sell here at GJSArt are digital papers and clip art design bundles. Digital paper products are always offered as high resolution JPEG rasterized files. The clip art bundles is where it can get a little more involved when it comes to file types. The question that also comes up often, what is the difference between a raster file and a vector file?

Simply put, the main difference between a vector and raster image is that raster graphics are made of pixels, and vector graphics are made of paths. If you use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator you may already understand this. If not, watch the short video below which explains the difference visually.

Difference between raster and vector

A .jpg or .png which are two of the file types offered in our clip art bundles, are both raster images. They are made up of pixels and if scaled up to a larger size, will start to lose quality or look blurry.

Files such as .eps and .svg are vector files. These are usually the other two file types included with most of our clip art bundles. These vector files can be scaled to any size without losing quality. This is because instead of pixels, these graphics are made from paths or mathematical points.

SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics

EPS: Encapsulated PostScript

JPG: Joint Photographic Experts Group (also sometimes called JPEG)

PNG: Portable Network Graphics


What is an SVG File?

PNG & JPG – PNG for Transparent Background

What is High Resolution Clip Art?