How to Create a Vector Format

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Use built-in Microsoft applications to create a vector image.

The vector file format is one of incredible popularity among both amateur and professional graphics artists. Image file formats serve different purposes. For example, the JPEG format is known for its efficient compression mechanism allowing for small sizes in physical memory and faster transfer speeds from computer to computer. The vector file format (PNG) uses polygons and mathematical equations to create images, allowing for infinite ability of zoom without image degradation -- a feat no other Bitmap-based image file format can claim.

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Paint and open or copy the desired image to be saved in the vector file format, preferably directly from a digital camera or other recording device.

Step 2

Click "File" and "Save as" once the image has been loaded.

Step 3

Select the "PNG picture" option to save the file as a vector image.

Step 4

Click "Save" to finalize the changes.