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About this service

What does Autotracer mean?

You can use this Autotracer to convert raster images into vector graphics. This process is called tracing or vectorization.
Tracing can be done by hand or you can use a tool which does this cumbersome job automatically. But usually some post-processing is necessary.
Most auto-tracing tools cost a lot of money, if you do not need them regularly this tool is an option.

Why should I vectorize an image?

In a raster image each object is represented by a pattern of dots. Raster images are good for photographs and images with color gradients or subtle shading. Disadvantages of raster images are that they are not resizable without losing quality.
Vector graphics can be scaled to any size without any loss in quality. Graphics best suited for the vector format are Logos, page layout, type, line art or illustrations.

Used technology

This tool is using the fantastic autotrace library developed by Martin Weber. Image preprocessing is done with the Java[tm] Advanced Imaging API.