I am under the impression that vector graphics are much better than raster graphics. Vector graphics use less memory and are infinitely scalable without distortion.
now programs like photoshop offer many features that allow the user to create wonderful effect in images.
Suppose all of these efects were possible using vector calculations (blur-shadows, sharpness, smudge, etc ) would vectore graphics not the be much better?
I imagine it must be extremely difficult to create such effects using vector graphics, has it been tried? other than ease of manipulation of pictures, what other benefits do raster graphics offer?