Vector Images?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by bumblebritches5, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2012
    Why does Apple use multiple PNGs (that aren't even crushed) instead of a single compressed SVG? The hardware is certainly powerful enough on OS X, and probably the iPhone/iPad...
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Because storage is still cheaper than processing power?
  3. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Apple uses transparent file system compression (since Mac OS X 10.6.x+, the kernel decompresses the compressed data). The file system compressor uses the deflate algorithm (zlib), like PNG. Vector-based images are not always possible.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2012
    That's cool about the FS compression, but I still don't get why they can't use vector. :/
  5. macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2011
    Alpha Centauri A
    I guarentee a lot of the images are vector in their original format so they can make them as big as they want, but as said above, I would rather have like 100MB extra used then processing vector graphics. It's not like 100MB ever made a difference for me.

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