The process of converting vector graphics into a raster image (bitmap), composed of pixels, for display or printing.


Bitmap Conversion


  1. Graphic Design: A designer rasterizes a logo to ensure it displays correctly on a website.
  2. Printing: Before printing a brochure, the vector images are rasterized to match the printer’s resolution settings.
  3. Digital Art: An artist converts vector art into a raster format to apply pixel-based effects in a photo editing software.


  1. Choose Appropriate Resolution: When rasterizing, select a resolution that balances quality and file size. Higher DPI is recommended for print, while 72 PPI is typically sufficient for web graphics.
  2. Keep a Copy of the Original Vector: Always retain the original vector file to allow for future edits and scaling without quality loss.
  3. Use Anti-Aliasing: Enable anti-aliasing to smooth out edges and reduce the pixelated appearance in the raster image.
  4. Check Compatibility: Ensure the rasterized image is compatible with the target device or medium, adjusting the color profile and resolution as needed.

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