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Vector Magic Converts Your Raster Image to Vector Image

Posted · Category: License Free, Tools

Vectorization is the process of converting a raster image to a vector image. Raster images are pixel-based, whereas vector images are represented by geometric shapes such as lines, circles and curves. Vector art is useful because it allows you to scale an image without making it blurry or pixelated.

Vector Magic converts bitmap images to vector art – it’s an online auto-tracer. Just upload your image and Vector Magic will vectorize it for you.

Requirements: No Requirements
Demo: http://vectormagic.stanford.edu/
License: License Free

  • Scott Manwaring

    Wow…that’s not too bad. Far from perfect, but what do you expect? Obviously not as good as doing it by hand, but I’ve had many files that were going to be viewed from about 100ft away and this would have worked perfect, and saved me a ton of time.

    It handled the multicolor images beautifully, much better than LiveTrace could ever do.

    Bookmarking that one.

  • this is a great site with lots of useful info.

    can any body help me install my favicon to my wordpress site? my photoshop does not accept .ico formatts. i even tryed a down load to change formatts. didn’t work. any help would be appreciated.


  • Ray Cheung

    @john card

    You can use http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/ to generate your favicon.

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  • Wow, that is a quite impressive website. I was able to give it a quick test with a few graphics, and I have to say that the outcome was much better than expected. I’ll be bookmarking this site for future use. ^^

  • scipio

    Hah I’m terribly late, but thanks for the link anyway. I got very good results from rather a small logo type of source .bmp with some manual editing.

  • skary

    unfortunately the only way to get your raster image as a dxf is to pay $295

  • VectorMagic is good option.

  • Clipping Masking

    This is an amazing post, Thanks for sharing !

  • I agree that Vector Magic is a good option to convert raster to vector image. However, you can also use other tools in Photoshop to create a pixel-based photo in the vector form. I think you can use Selection Tools, Shape Layers, Vector Masks or Paths to Illustrator to create professional vector image in Photoshop.

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