Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Quickly get your artwork ready to print, embroider, cut, and more with the world's best auto-tracer!


Upload your bitmap image (JPEG, PNG, GIF) to automatically trace it to a vector image (EPS, SVG, PDF). Results are ready right away!

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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.

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Great For


Need to get artwork ready to print, cut, or embroider? Vector Magic can help you tame your image flow. Speed up turnaround times, minimize pre-print hassles, and lower your costs!


Your logo represents your brand and is used across a wide range of media: your website, business cards, flyers, banners, etc. Ensure a consistent and crisp display in all contexts by having it in vector format.

Graphic Design

Quickly get bitmap source material into your vector compositions, opening up a range of creative possibilities. Or go old-school and draw something on paper, then scan, vectorize, and refine your creation.

... and More

Create an artistic effect from your photos, vectorize graphs or maps, turn scanned artwork into something more flexible, and much more. Try it out today!

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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.

Fully automatic

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.

Read the full tutorial »

Sub-pixel precision

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.

The right number of nodes

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.

Edit the result

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.

Watch a video showing how to edit the result »



Tracing not Embedding

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!

This really is an amazing application...Hats off!
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A huge resource ... love the interface and the simplicity
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It is revolutionary!
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I love your product – it was exactly what I was looking for. It's intuitive and worked really well.
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Vector Magic turns the difficult and tedious task of tracing a bitmap by hand into an effortless click-click-done experience. Get back in control of your images!


If you compare results from other tools, you will notice that Vector Magic produces vectors that are more faithful to the bitmap original. This makes them often immediately usable, and if cleanup is required there's much less of it.


With the high cost of outsourcing and the time hand-tracing takes, Vector Magic pays for itself with even a minimum of use. And since usage is unlimited, it always makes sense to try it on any image you need vectorized.


Why wait when you don't have to? Vector Magic returns results right away so that you can get on with your day and what really matters.

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.


Underlying shapes

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Learn more about vector images »

How To Use Vector Magic

Learn about Vector Magic's conversion options and how they apply to various image types.

How To Use Vector Magic

Vectorizing Artwork / Logos

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.

Vectorizing Artwork / Logos

Vectorizing Photos

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.

Vectorizing Photos

Tips and Tricks

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.

Tips and Tricks

Vectorizing Scans

An in-depth description of how to best scan and vectorize your printed artwork.

Vectorizing Scans

Building a New Font

Learn how to use a scan of an old typography page to create a TrueType font your computer can use.

Building a New Font

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.

Need to remove the background from images, e.g. for your web shop? Try Clipping Magic »


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