RasterVect Alternatives

    RasterVect is described as 'Professional raster to vector conversion program (vectorizer)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to RasterVect for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and potrace. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RasterVect are potrace (Free, Open Source), Vectorizer.io (Paid), DragPotrace (Free) and Autotracer.org (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 28, 2021

    1. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Open source program that transforms bitmaps into vector graphics.
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    2. Online Vectorizer: Online raster to vector converter. Convert your images (jpeg, jpg or png) into scalable and clear vector art (svg).
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    3. A GUI for potrace using Objective-C for OS X 10.11.
    4. Autotracer is a free online image vectorizer. It can convert raster images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to scalable vector graphics (EPS, SVG, AI and PDF). No registration or email required.


    5. WinTopo is a high quality software application for converting TIF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP files and scanned images into useful vector files suitable for CAD, GIS and CNC applications.
    6. Convert bitmap images into monochrome vector formats. CR8tracer is a free, open-source GUI for Peter Selinger's 'Potrace' distributed under the GNU General Public License.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      KVEC is a tool which can vectorize images using several graphic formats: WMF Windows Metafile, Enhanced Metafile, AutoCad DXF, HPGL, ART, Postscript, Adobe Illustrator AI, SVG/SVGZ (Scalable Vector Graphics), SWF, DST, HTML.
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    7. LineTracer is a tool for converting scanned hand-drawn sketches to vector format. It exports to EPS, which means the output can be used by about any program. It is primarily meant for helping illustrators and animators. The application is GUI based and runs on Windows.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained since 2006. Last version, v0.2.1, released in June 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    8. Delineate is a tool for converting raster images to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) using AutoTrace or potrace. It loads images using JIU and displays results using Batik. Input formats are JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNM, PBM, PGM, PPM, IFF, PCD, PSD, RAS.
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