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Vector graphics are a complement, rather than an alternative, to bitmap graphics.
Each has its own purpose and are useful for different kinds of things.
Raster graphics tend to be better for photographs and some kinds of artistic drawings, whereas vectors are more suitable for design compositions, logos, images with text, technical illustrations, etc.
Note that Inkscape can import and display bitmap images, too.
You can start using Inkscape alongside your other tools now!
People report successfully using Inkscape in a lot of very different projects (Web graphics, technical diagrams, icons, creative art, logos, maps).