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Very Cool Web Site

Posted by jeffhobbs on November 19, 2007

A colleague pointed me to a web site today named "Vector Magic". This site will convert many different types of of bitmap images to vectors…for free. Although I can’t see anybody using it every day, I can see it coming in handy in those rare occasions. I ran the San Jose Water Company logo through the application and it completed it in a few minutes. Granted, the SJWC logo is fairly simplistic, but it worked really well. You can go to the comparison site to see how this (free) site’s output compares to paid-for products like Adobe Live Trace  (part of Adobe Illustrator CS2) and Corel PowerTRACE. Furthermore, if you pan down the page you can see a side by side comparison between the output from the cost-based programs and Vector Magic. The output appears to be very comparable if not even better in every case.

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