Vector Images?

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

  1. bumblebritches5 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. AfzalivE macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Because storage is still cheaper than processing power?
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    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. bumblebritches5 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. cclloyd 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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