Converting raster images to vectors can seem like a difficult, time-consuming and even costly task. Reasons lie behind the enormous difference between the two types of images — raster images are made up of pixels and tend to become blurry when enlarged, whereas vectors are formed of points, lines and curves, and can be scaled without losing their clarity.
Raster images are usually used for photographs that have lots of colors, and vectors for images with a lesser number of colors, such as logos or fonts. Converting one format to the other requires specialized software and some degree of proficiency in processing digital images, and results might not always be satisfying.
reaConverter now offers a customizable and easy-to-use feature for converting raster to black-and-white vector images.
Load one or more raster images you intend to convert. Select them manually or use the drag-and-drop tool.
Go to the Menu button and then to Saving settings → Additional saving settings → Raster to vector. Here you can choose to use the centerline or the outline algorithm for conversion.
How do they work?
If, for example, the source raster image is a rectangle, if you pick the first option, a single line will be created in the center of the rectangle. If you pick the second, an outline of the rectangle will appear in the output image. Centerline works best in the case of drawings, where all lines and fonts have thin line widths, and outline is recommended in the case of clipart pictures.
In the Saving options tab, pick the location and format of the output images.
reaConverter lets you save offline or online, using your Google Drive, Box.net, Dropbox or OneDrive account. Some of the most popular vector extensions include AI, EPS and PDF, but others are also available. Just don’t forget all output vector images processed through this feature of reaConverter will be black-and-white.
Finally, press the Start button and the new vectors will soon be ready.