Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Log In | Sign Up

Forgot Password

Vector Magic Desktop Edition

Download Free Trial

Download_arrow-fp-be768b253dec80aa70c81dbb8e622801Download
   
Windows, v1.15, 10.0 MB
Macintosh, v1.18, 28.3 MB

Languages: English, Deutsch,
Español, and Français

Purchase

Buy Now

Get the power of Vector Magic on your desktop!

1 license = 1 user on 2 computers.
Same license for PC & Mac.

Pricing

Free Trial

The Desktop Edition is available free to try - just download and install!

Saving of results is disabled in the trial version, but there is full preview capability.

When you buy a license you get a product key that you can use to activate the software and enable saving of the results.

Activation turns the free trial into the full version - no additional downloads necessary.

Your computer has to be connected to the internet during activation.

Upgrading To A New Version

To upgrade from a previous version, just download the latest version and install it. The full version is the same download as the free trial.

Activations are preserved, so if you had already activated the old version, then the new version will be activated as well (there is no need to re-enter your product key).

Exception: with v1.12 for Windows there was a change that requires re-activation (will not count towards total activations on machines with a previous version activated).

What are the benefits of Vector Magic Desktop Edition?

The Desktop Edition puts the power of Vector Magic - with all of its benefits - right on your desktop. Vectorize as much as you want, without the need to upload or download any images, and with a host of extra features.

Seamless Workflow

Vector Magic has a convenient drag-and-drop interface that lets you load, convert and save images very quickly. It is demonstrated in the demo video. You can also copy bitmap content to the clipboard and paste it straight into the desktop application. Since most modern software supports both copy-paste and drag-and-drop, this provides seamless integration with most graphics software.

Compatibility - Does the output work with my software?

The download comes with several sample images, and the results for all of these are included in the package. Test the compatibility by opening a sample result with your software.

There's a listing of software packages known to work with Vector Magic's output available on the compatibility page.

Try both the Online and the Desktop Edition

Use the site without worry, and evaluate the quality of the results. For a limited time only, the first $50 you spend on this site is creditable towards a license for the Desktop Edition.

Please make sure to read the system requirements and fine print below before you start using the service.

Same license for both PC and Mac

The same license is used for both PC and Mac. Your license allows 1 user to use the program on 2 computers, and you can mix and match the computer types. For example, you could activate the software on 2 PCs, 1 PC and 1 Mac, or 2 Macs, all with the same license.

Feature Matrix

Here is the feature matrix:

FeatureOnlineDesktop
Fully automatic vectorization YES YES
Basic vectorization mode, with easy-to-choose settings YES YES
Advanced vectorization mode, with fine-grained control   YES
EPS, SVG and PDF vector output YES YES
AI, DXF vector output   YES
EMF vector output   PC
PNG bitmap output YES YES
JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP bitmap output   PC
GIF, BMP bitmap output   Mac
Bitmap output, 1x zoom YES YES
Bitmap output, any zoom   YES
Powerful preview to inspect the result in detail YES YES
Segmentation editing capabilities YES YES
Super-convenient drag-and-drop interface   YES
Super-convenient copy-paste input   YES
Vectorize very large images   YES
Group shapes by color   YES
Transparency support   YES
Batch processing   YES

Does it work on my computer?

Supported operating systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.4 and higher are the officially supported operating systems.

The program does not work on earlier versions of Windows or OS X. There is no Linux version.

Supported hardware

The algorithms employed by Vector Magic use advanced features available only in modern processors and significant amounts of memory (memory consumption depends on the size of your input image with larger images requiring more memory).

This means that you need to have a computer with at least a pentium III class processor and a recommended minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM. For larger (>1,000x1,000 pixels) images we recommend 1 gigabyte of RAM or more.

The maximum size of images that you are able to process with the desktop application depends on the available memory.

Please download and install the trial version to make sure you can process your images before buying a license.

Image Size Limitations

The Desktop Edition has a hard image size limitation of 20 Megapixels (e.g. 4,000 x 5,000 pixels, though we don't enforce an aspect ratio).

Furthermore, each image megapixel requires 100 megabytes of available RAM (= not used by other programs) or 200 megabytes of physical RAM, whichever is less restrictive.

So in order to process a 20 megapixel image, your machine would need at least 2 gigabytes of available RAM, OR at least 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.

How do I activate the software?

Once issued, copy your product key (select it and press Ctrl-C), then start Vector Magic Desktop Edition. The activation wizard will pop up, auto-detecting the product key on the clipboard. Type in the remaining registration information and click activate. A few moments later your software will be activated for unlimited use.

Be sure to be connected to the internet when activating the software.

If you've bought a license you can always view your product key on your my account page.

What if I upgrade or change my computer?

The activation system is built to automatically support standard upgrade behaviors, so this will normally just work.

If you run into any problems, just contact us and we will take care of it.

How do I get help? How do I report bugs?

The program comes with built-in help - just press the "help" button in the upper right corner.

For bugs or things not covered by the help file, please use the contact form.

Fine print

The first $50 that you spend on this site will be creditable towards the purchase of one copy of the desktop application. This credit is non-transferrable and hand-tracing payments do not not apply towards this credit.

Vector Magic reserves the right to end this offer at any time, at which point no further expenditures made on this site will count towards the eventual purchase of the desktop application. Expenditures made while the offer was still in effect will still count towards such purchase, for up to three months from the end of the offer.

In case Vector Magic chooses to end this offer, a major announcement will be made on the blog.


When you buy a license you are issued a product key that you can use to activate the software.

1 license allows 1 user to use the software on 2 computers.

There is no distinction between the PC and Mac version from a license perspective. You can install on 2 PCs, 1 PC and 1 Mac, or 2 Macs - whichever you prefer.

Any computer you wish to install the software on has to be connected to the internet during the activation process.

Vector Magic licenses are not refundable once activated. Please download and try the software before making a purchase.

Buying a license for version 1.0 entitles you to all minor upgrades (1.1, 1.2, etc) of the software and you will enjoy special upgrade pricing for major upgrades (i.e. 2.0).