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Converting shapes and shape properties

Vector graphics represent images using geometrical formulas. This contrasts with bitmap graphics, which are represented by patterns of pixels.

Vector graphics can be resized to any proportion without losing sharpness or clarity, but bitmaps cannot. Changing the size, shape, or color of a vector graphic does not affect the resolution of the graphic. When you edit a vector graphic, you change the properties of the lines and curves that describe its shape.

On BlackBerry® devices, vector graphics provide a better-quality display and require less memory than bitmaps. Refer to the SVG for BlackBerry Reference (provided with Plazmic® Content Developer’s Kit for BlackBerry) or the W3C® SVG Specification, which is available on the Internet, for more information on SVG.


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