Above are a few comparisons between the results produced by Vector Magic, Adobe Live Trace (CS6) and Corel PowerTRACE (X6). Note how accurately Vector Magic recovers the shapes of the bitmap original.
If you've used other tracing tools, you have probably noticed that they have tons of confusing options and settings, and require you to more or less randomly try different combinations of these in the frustrating search for a passable result.
With Vector Magic on the other hand, all you need to do is answer a couple of simple questions and that's it. In case you're not satisfied with the result, there is even a troubleshooting guide to help you resolve the problem - again phrased as simple questions, not confusing options with unclear effects.
While Vector Magic may take a little longer to process any one individual image, this is more than made up for by not having to process the image over and over again trying to get a reasonable result.
Vector Magic makes the computer do the tedious aspects so that you can focus on the actual artwork.