Loads bitmap images and converts them to vector formats for easy editing in specialized applications. It supports JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF bitmap formats.
Vector Magic Desktop Edition automatically converts bitmaps into vector images. It offers the same features as the Vector Magic webservice. This piece of software is a great solution to save precious time when it comes to converting low resolution images into vector illustrations. The interface of the program is easy to use and self-explanatory.
You may use the handy wizard to easily import the bitmap image. After importing the file that you need to convert, select the conversion mode. The “Fully automatic” mode performs the image tracing with a single click and it is recommended for the most users. You can use “Basic” and “Advanced” modes if you need to choose specific settings for the image vectorization.
The image tracing process consists of three steps. First you need to specify the colors that will be used in the vectorization process. You also have the option to let the program choose what colors to use. The next two steps are the Image Segmentation (where the application breaks the image into segments and turns them into shapes) and the Path Smoothing (the shapes are brought together into a smooth vectorized image).
The application was designed to work around a single-document model. You are able to convert one picture at a time. It supports bitmap formats like PNG, JPG/JPEG, BMP and many others. The supported output formats are EPS, SVG and PDF.
In some cases, the tracing process can take some time, but the results are far better than the ones you get using other tracing applications.