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9 2 G R A P H I C S P R O • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M for some. CorelDR AW is essen- tially a vector-based program... all the drawing tools create vector images whether rectangles, ellipses or a line drawn... by definition "a vector is a theoretical line defined by two or more points." Vector images can be scaled or resized to any dimension and the file size remains the same. I can draw a circle at 1/4" and stretch it to 10' and the file size remains the same. Raster images, also known as bitmaps, are comprised of a number of pixels. A pixel is a "picture element" and contains a bit of information. A bitmap could be lik- ened to a jigsaw puzzle... each puzzle piece contains a bit of information and when all the pieces are in place, they form a picture. In a similar way, when all the pixels in a bitmap are arranged, or mapped, in rela- tion to one another, they form the picture or final image. (See Fig. 6) ough CorelDR AW is a vector based program, one can import a bitmap to use in a project and while there are some limited editing options, it is best to use Photopaint for extensive editing of a bitmap. Although brief in explanation, I hope that all of the foregoing stuff is useful and valuable for users of CorelDR AW. I always enjoy hearing questions, comments and/or insights at Questions will be answered as soon as pos- sible. GP Fig. 5: When the text and target object are dynamically linked, you can move the target object up or down or right or left and the text automatically re- flows accordingly. Fig. 6: Vector images vs. raster images. B U S I N E S S S T R A T E G I E S

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