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Image Vectorizer

By Icosasoft Software Inc.

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How many times have you needed a vector graphic version of a logo or icon for a design you’ve been working on? Image Vectorizer is here to make the process as fast and painless as possible! Simply drag an image in to the app and click to convert. Image Vectorizer creates beautiful black-and-white vector images. You can then copy the vector graphic to the clipboard or export it in a variety of different formats to use with your favorite vector drawing app.

Image Vectorizer works best for black-and-white line art, such as pencil drawings, outlines, logos, and blueprints. Photos can be converted using one of the built-in halftoning effects. Color vectorization is not supported, but you can select custom foreground and background colors, or color the vectorized image in a vector drawing application.


Image Vectorizer lets you import directly from your scanner and convert the results to vector. Great for hand-drawn graphics or even document scanning. (Note: Image Vectorizer does not perform OCR on text.)


Image Vectorizer doesn’t limit you to straight conversions, it also lets you filter the bitmap image to create a variety of interesting effects and it lets you control the vectorisation process too.


Image Vectorizer outputs in a variety of different formats for maximum usability.

‣ EPS - works great with apps like Sketch, iDraw or Illustrator
‣ PDF - ideal for scanned documents
‣ SVG - perfect for web-based projects
‣ DXF - for use with CAD packages


‣ flip
‣ rotate
‣ brightness
‣ saturation
‣ gamma
‣ invert
‣ sharpness
‣ blur
‣ median
‣ outline
‣ halftone: dots, lines or hatched (great for use on photos)


‣ corner threshold
‣ curve optimization
‣ suppress speckles (useful for tidying up images)
‣ rotation
‣ color controls
‣ output size

What's New in Version 1.6

Fixed a bug where an imported image first shows up as blank in OS X 10.11. Fixed issues with retina displays that could cause staircase patterns in some vectorized images. Fixed compatibility with OS X 10.8. Improved error checking and stability. More sensible ranges and defaults for some bitmap and vectorization parameters.


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Customer Reviews

Much better than I expected

I had an icon in both pdf and tiff formats which I wanted to use as a pattern for laser cutting silver earrings. I tried several other applications including file converters, CAD programs, and image processing programs without success for various reasons. I also tried Super Vectorizer, which proved useless for me as it provided double traces of all the artwork with a number of defects in each trace. I wasted much time trying to correct and scale the results. Finally as a last resort I decided to try Image Vectorizer despite its poor rating. I have been very pleased with the results which have been very clean, accurate, compatible, and scalable. I very much recommend this App for bitmap to dxf conversions.

Really great app! Very tweakable.

I hunted and scoured and tried pretty much all the other free online and downloadable apps to do this job, and the only one that is actually is any good on a professional level is this app.

So I got rid of Adobe Illustrator and now use Affinity Designer (brilliant choice, such a better experience, I totally recommend you switch too). The only problem with this upgraded vector experience is that Affinity Designer does not currently have a raster-to-vector engine in it (but it is in their up coming features list, FYI).

So yeah $5 to fill in the gap of a single feature is kinda lame, but don’t be cheap, if you need to make vectors that actually look any good, then this is it (or keep using Illustrator).

Not bad at all, especially for the money!

I think most people that have left bad reviews are expecting this program to do more than it is capable of. Even using Adobe Illustrator and the live trace feature won’t provide the results that some expect.

First, I am using on a 2013 27” iMac with 32gb of RAM and 3.2 GHz Intel i5 processor. I loaded a black and white JPEG logo that I needed to convert to vector and didn’t touch any settings. As soon as I clicked “Vectorize”, it was done. No waiting, no pinwheeling or beach ball spinning. Very fast! Maybe some of the bad reviews are from people with less powerful machines but this iMac is nothing special.

Second, I went back and played around with a few settings to clean up the vector a little and output it a second time and had the same fast, great results. I opened in Affinity Designer, my favorite vector app by far, and was able to adjust and clean up each character very quickly for a great final result that took less than 5 minutes from start to finish.

This is a great app for only $5 and I am hopeful that they improve it further over time. For a graphic artist/designer, it is an awesome addition to the toolbox and something I look forward to using more in the future. Kudos!

-ChadStyle Designs

Image Vectorizer
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 2.1 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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