What Is Vector Format?

The vector format is a type of image storage file format. Files in this format are typically referred to as vector graphics. Unlike other graphic formats where the image is made up of pixels, vector graphics are made up of paths that are different shapes, such as a square.

Other shapes that the paths can take include a triangle, a curvy shape or a line. As a vector image is not limited by a specific number of pixel dots, it can be scaled upwards without causing a drop in quality. As of 2014, vector graphics can be made using software such as Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand.