Stand-alone desktop application to convert JPEG, PNG, and GIF images offline to EPS, SVG, PDF, AI, and DXF. Works seamlessly with Illustrator, Corel, and others.
Upload an image and we automatically figure out what settings to use and trace the image for you.
You can review the result, tweak the settings and even edit the result, all within the same tool.
The result is delivered in SVG, EPS, and PDF formats. The desktop edition also produces AI and DXF.
Vector Magic analyzes your image and automatically detects appropriate settings for it. This makes getting started a real breeze: just upload your image and presto, a result to review!
Naturally you can revise the auto-detected settings. Vector Magic offers you meaningful settings that are comprehensible to humans, not just to a machine, and they're easy to edit.
Vector Magic carefully carves out every ounce of information available in your image, slicing each edge pixel at precisely the right spot to re-create the intention of your original.
This allows us to tease out small details that are lost by other tools, pushing the envelope of how small you can go before a nuance of your input is lost.
If you've used other auto-tracing tools before, you may have noticed just what an awful number of nodes they use to create your result, and just how weirdly they place them.
Vector Magic is a breath of fresh air, intelligently selecting the right number of nodes to use, and placing them at excellent locations.
This makes working with the results much easier and reduces file sizes.
Not only does Vector Magic offer you easy to use settings, we also let you edit the result, both online and in the desktop app.
You can eliminate unwanted shapes, connect shapes that have been separated, fix broken lines, and separate shapes that should not be touching, all in the form of an easy-to-use pixel-style editor.
This remarkable feature can be a real life-saver when there are a few small blemishes in your result.
Vector Magic always traces your bitmap, carefully teasing out the underlying shapes in it, and provides you with a real vector image with all of its benefits.
In contrast, there are numerous services available online that claim to convert bitmaps to vectors, but that in reality just embed the pixels without actually tracing them into vector shapes.
This leaves you with a file that will still be blurry when scaled, and will not be usable for cutting, sewing, laser engraving, or other purposes that require a real vector.
Save yourself the frustration and go with Vector Magic for real vector tracing!
Vector images consist of shapes like circles, rectangles, lines and curves, while bitmap images consist of a grid of pixels.
The shapes in vector images allow computers to do things that cannot be done with bitmap images, like scale them to any size without loss of quality and using them to e.g. cut, sew, paint, and laser engrave.
Learn about Vector Magic's conversion options and how they apply to various image types.
An end-to-end example of converting a bitmap artwork to vector. Goes into several of the pitfalls along the way and how to handle them.
Photos can be vectorized to great artistic effect, and this tutorial shows you some examples. You can get a stylized piece of art that can be used e.g. as a background or component in a larger composition. You can also extract individual shapes from specific real-world objects, which can be a great addition to your asset repository.
Learn how to really make the most out of challenging images by scaling them appropriately and using the custom palette option to limit the number of colors Vector Magic uses.
An in-depth description of how to best scan and vectorize your printed artwork.
Learn how to use a scan of an old typography page to create a TrueType font your computer can use.
Officially supported file formats are: JPEG, PNG, BMP, and GIF images using the sRGB color space. CMYK input gets converted to sRGB.
The maximum allowed image size is 1 megapixel, regardless of aspect ratio. Images larger than the size limit will be shrunk to that size. Note that this is pixels, not bytes, and there is currently no image byte size limitation.
Officially supported browsers are the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge running on modern desktops and laptops, though other modern browsers may also work.
Your image had transparency in it, so it has been flattened on a white background.
The Desktop Edition has full transparency support.
Your image was very large, so it has been shrunk to a reasonable size.
You can configure Pre-Crop in the Settings dialog.
The Desktop Edition does not have this limitation.
While the online editor is a very powerful tool, don't overdo it. If you need to do massive edits, it's probably better to work in a vector editor.
You can do a maximum of 1,000 edits. Further edits will be lost.
Select a color above, then use the eye-dropper on the image to change it.
Scan or drawing?
Spots between edges?
Extremely jagged edges?
Detail level Instructions
The purpose of this page is to let you manually correct segmentation mistakes made by Vector Magic. The segmentation is the crude partitioning of the image into pieces that are then smoothed to produce the final vector art.
Flip between the original bitmap, the segmentation and the vectorized result to see where there are errors.
Sometimes the finer details are not recovered automatically and you get a pinching effect in the result. The Finder can help point out some of these tricky areas - you need to edit the pixels so that the region you are interested in has a clear path.
Sometimes there are remnants of anti-aliasing left in the segmentation. The Zap tool helps you here by splitting a segment into pieces and merging these with the neighboring segments.
Try it out! You can always undo or reset your edits.
Edits made are saved to the server when you hit Next. Edits will be lost if you leave or reload this page before saving.
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