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Bitmapped Vs Vector Graphics in Web-based Applications

For each of the following provide a detailed rational for choosing bit-mapped or vector graphics when they are used in a web based application:
1. Botanical drawings
2. Finger prints
3. A 2D cartoon character eg. Woody Woodpecker
4. A landscape
5. A photograph of yourself
For each one justify why you would choose the particular approach and what advantages / disadvantages there might be.

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For each of the following provide a detailed rational for choosing bitmapped or vector graphics when they are used in a web based application:
1. Botanical drawings
2. Finger prints
3. A 2D cartoon character eg Woody Woodpecker
4. A landscape
5. A photograph of yourself
For each one justify why you would choose the particular approach and what advantages / disadvantages there might be.

1. Botanical Drawings: The best way to represent botanical gardens would be as a bitmap file.
Advantages
Botanical drawings generally consists of photo-realistic images, hence bitmap-based files are more suitable for representation of such images that require complex color variations (Mustek.com, 2002).
Disadvantages
One of the major disadvantages of bitmap images is that they are not easily scalable because each bitmap-based image is mapped to a non-flexible grid. If a bitmap-based image were to be enlarged, ...

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This solution deals with the rational for selecting either bit-mapped or vector graphics when they are used in a web based application in different situations.

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