Vector Magic 1.18 (for El Capitan) MacOSX | 42 MB
Vector Magic converts bitmap images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to the crisp, clean, scalable vector art of EPS, SVG, and PDF with the world's best auto-tracing software.
Vector images are images described by shapes such as circles and squares, as opposed to bitmap images which are described by pixels - squares of color arranged in a grid.
The shapes are precise mathematical descriptions of the image and can be scaled without becoming blurry or "pixelated" (that blocky look that bitmap/raster images so often get when scaled up).
No more tedious hand-tracing
Hand tracing can take you hours per image and is a very tedious task. Why not let Vector Magic do all the work so you can be able to focus your energy on better things?
If you compare results from other tools side-by-side with those from Vector Magic, you will notice that Vector Magic produces vectors that more closely resemble the input image. Finer details in the shapes are recovered, and the curves are more faithful to the bitmap original.
Less cleanup required
Vector Magic's results have less noise, while still extracting more detail from the bitmap original. Normally you'd have to spend a lot of time cleaning up the output from an auto-tracer - with Vector Magic you can oftentimes use the result right away, and if it requires cleanup then it's usually much less than what's required for the results from the competing tools.
Easier user interface with less trial-and-error
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. Here are some key features of "Vector Magic":
Basic vectorization mode, with easy-to-choose settings
Advanced vectorization mode, with fine-grained control
EPS, SVG and PDF vector output
PNG bitmap output
GIF, BMP bitmap output
Bitmap output, 1x zoom
Bitmap output, any zoom
Powerful preview to inspect the result in detail
Segmentation editing capabilities Super-convenient drag-and-drop interface
Super-convenient copy-paste input
Vectorize very large images
Mac OS X 10.4 and later