There is a big difference between Vector graphics and Raster Graphics since the latter is usually colored pixels assembled to show images while in the former, mathematical formula is used and the name vector is applied. The formula displays the path giving details of the color (both the fill and the surroundings) and the shape.

Most people would probably be happy to know the main difference between the two graphics. For clarity, let us zero in on the image difference between the two groups. Raster images can as well be referred to as bitmaps and mainly comprised of individual pixels of color. It is the combination of these pixels that contributes to the overall image. A single pixel cannot make any significant meaning, but it displays an image when viewed as an aggregate. It is important to know that Raster images have the capacity to display complicated yet colored visuals, which may include a soft color gradient as well. Incidentally, digital cameras generate raster images. Moreover, all photographs in print and online are also raster images.

Raster files have different formats. The main ones are GIF, PING, and JPG. Mostly, raster images find their use in digital printing services and photo editing. The main program supporting it being Photos hope and GIMP. The beautiful thing about these formats is they can easily be compressed for Web optimization and storage purposes. The number of pixels-per-inch governs the quality of the raster image. This measure is, in most cases, abbreviated as ppi. Quality of raster image can also be determined by the bitmap's overall dimensions, equally expressed as pixels. Therefore, the greater the concentration of pixels per inch and dimensional measurement, the better it is quality. Notably, most images must have more than 300ppi per inch to be viewed as quality work. If you happen to scale images, the images become blurry because the number of pixels per inch has changed. There is, however, no harm scaling down, as is the case of Web images.

On the other hand, since mathematical formulas determine the image quality, vector images maintain their appearance regardless of their sizes. They can easily be scaled up without compromising their quality. The main programs that find vector Graphics useful include Illustrator, Inkscape, and CorelDraw. The fact that these applications are designed to use simple solid colors, the use of vector graphics becomes appropriate. Unlike raster images, vector images carry a certain shape with a definite color to go with it. As a result of this, it becomes incredibly difficult to get color shadows, shadings, and gradients easily achieved with raster graphics. A true vector image is composed of line art filled with a color that is quality known as wireframes. Considering that you can easily scale vectors without much of a problem, designing logos and printing stickers that do not include photos become common with the graphics. Other areas that find vector graphics useful are embroidery, engraving, product artwork, and signage. Though the SVG format of a vector can be used on the Web without alteration, other formats like AI and CDR must be rasterized (mimic them as rasters).

All in all, raster images have the capability to show a variety of colors within the same graphic with ease of color editing, which is usually not the case for vector images. Normally, in situations where the vector graphic is applied, rasterization usually offers true-to-life images, limitation of dimensional size, and resolution notwithstanding. When the two graphics types are subjected to EPS and PDF format, the software that generated them usually dictates the result format. However, it is possible to convert SVG to PNG. All that is needed is to ensure that proper procedure of conversion is properly adhered to when converting the same.

For a long time, many end-users have had their limitation in the use of Microsoft office. Why is this case? Microsoft falls under the category of commercial office suite product package, unlike free or open-source suite of office products like LibreOffice. For one to use Microsoft Office, the purchase of a license is required. These licenses are not cheap by all standards. As a result of this payment, many end-users find themselves on the receiving end. Thanks to LibreOffice, that is a free-to-use for all. Most offices come with different applications like Word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation, among others. All these applications have different formats, including the most common ones like DOCX, PPT, XLSX, mainly found on the commercial platforms.

There is also a format known as OpenDocument Text (ODT), which is not very common. An ODT file can be created mostly using the free OpenOffice Writer word processor program. The file format finds its similarity to the DOCX file format since both can display text, objects, images, and styles. The good news is that you can easily convert most formats from one type to the other, like the ODT to PDF.

Microsoft Office has different versions to run on Windows and Mac. Sadly speaking, Microsoft Office cannot run on Linux easily. On the other hand, LibreOffice runs smoothly on all Windows, Linux, and Mac. How can you then compare Microsoft Office with LibreOffice? To find the outstanding differences, you can compare their toolbars, file compatibility, cloud services programs, and user support for the duo.

When comparing the LibreOffice toolbar with Microsoft's tool, it is good to consider the ribbon toolbar, which helps users quickly and easily find the commands. The most recent Microsoft Office's version limits the toolbar customization. However, you can order the commands and tabs in any way you want and hide and unhide the ribbons and commands you hardly use. Microsoft Office allows you to export or import a customized ribbon though you are not allowed to reduce its size or the text and icons on it. In contrast, like the older version of Microsoft Office, LibreOffice allows you to customize without reservations. Further, LibreOffice recently introduced Notebook Bar, an optional user interface that unifies toolbars by grouping them into tabs.

LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft and non-Microsoft products, whereas Microsoft office documents mostly look different on LibreOffice since Microsoft uses its own fonts. Again, more significantly, data is interpreted and rendered on-screen differently in both suites. When you compare the two suites based on cloud services, LibreOffice does not come with any cloud storage as in Microsoft Office OneDrive, built into all the programs. OneDrive is actually the default save location for the Microsoft Office documents.

The two suites offer various programs that have almost similar functions though different. Although both will offer a Word processing program, LibreOffice comes with Writer while Microsoft Office gives you Word. Moreover, LibreOffice's presentations program is Impress while Microsoft Office is PowerPoint. When you compare the two suites' database programs, Microsoft Office offers Access while LibreOffice offers Base. Though calc is an inbuilt application in Windows, LibreOffice offers it its Spreadsheet while Microsoft has Excel. Interestingly, LibreOffice does not come with an email program while Microsoft comes with an Outlook email program.

Customer support as a service is included as you purchase a Microsoft Office license. There are various options, including live chat support, online chatbot, among others with Microsoft Office whiles LibreOffice relies on the goodwill of the community who volunteer both their time and expertise.