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Convert Bitmap Images to Vector to Improve Quality

Well, almost all of the images you'll find in your computer will most probably be raster images (Unless you vectorized them).
Raster images are pixel-based and scaling a raster image causes it to appear blurry or pixelated. Vector images, on the other hand, are made up of geometric shapes such as lines, circles and curves. This means vector images won't blur when they are scaled.

Vectormagic is a free online service that converts raster images into vector images.
To transform images, you'll have to upload the files to Vectormagic & follow the easy to use instructions to get the desired result. Larger images are automatically scaled down to 1 megapixel to avoid server overload.
You can upload files in JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF & BMP formats. The vectorized images can be downloaded in PNG, SVG & EPS formats.

Vectormagic is created & provided by Stanford University. According to their comparisons, Vectormagic seems to perform even better than commercial auto-tracing softwares like Adobe Live Trace & Corel PowerTRACE.

[Visit Vectormagic]

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, November 18, 2007