Freely scalable vector graphics
WMF and EMF vector graphics
With ActiveBarcode you can save barcodes as vector graphics (WMF, EMF). These graphics formats allow free scaling without losses.
How do I create vector graphics?
General information to WMF and EMF
Windows metafiles are an alternative storage possibility for graphics. In contrast to bitmaps the Windows metafiles (WMF, EMF) contain the picture information as commands and not as picture dots. This allows free scaling of the graphics without losses, as only the coordinates for the graphics commands are new computed.
What is aWindows metafile (WMF)?
A WMF is a 16 bit metafile which can be used from Windows 3.x to show a picture.
What is an Enhanced metafile (EMF)?
An EMF is a 32 bit metafile which can be used from Windows 95 (not Windows 3.x) to show a picture. An EMF can contain a broader variety of commands than a normal WMF file. Basically an EMF is an advanced form of 16 bit metafile format.