Comparison of raster to vector conversion software

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The following tables contain general and technical information about a number of raster to vector conversion software products. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.

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General information

This table gives basic general information about the different vector graphics editors:

Creator Released Latest version List price (USD) License
AutoTrace Martin Weber 1998 0.31.1 free GPL
Easy Trace Easy Trace Group 2009 8.6 1500 Euro, 750 Euro upgrade Proprietary
Freehand Macromedia 1988 11 (MX) $399, $99 upgrade Proprietary
Illustrator Adobe Systems 1985 14 (CS4) $499, $169 upgrade Proprietary
MagicTracer Elgorithms MagicTracer 2005 2.0 $59 Proprietary
MST Viewer MS Technology 2002 14.1 Commercial Use Only Proprietary
PhotoLine Computerinsel GmbH 1997 14.02 59 Euro Proprietary
Potrace Peter Selinger 2001 1.8 free GPL
R2V Toolkit AlgoLab  ? 2.91 $99 Proprietary
Ras2Vec Davide Libenzi 1989 1.2 free GPL
Image2XAML Roman Kalachik 2008 0.7 free GPL
GTXRaster CAD Series GTX Corporation 1992 2010 From $495 Proprietary
GTXImage CAD Series GTX Corporation 1997 V11.5 From $1395 Proprietary
Raster to Vector Raster to Vector  ? 7.0 $99 Proprietary
RasterVect RasterVect 1992 10.2 $79 Proprietary
RaveGrid RaveGrid 2006 2.5 free for personal use
(commercial licenses available)
Proprietary
Scan2CAD Pro Softcover Intn'l 1997 7.4a $469, $190 upgrade Proprietary
Silhouette Pro Free Soft S.A. 1992 1.9.4 $359 Proprietary
Adobe Streamline Adobe Systems  ? 4.0  ? Proprietary
Vector Magic Vector Magic 2007 1.14(PC), 1.14(Mac) $7.95/mo, $295/lic, tokens Proprietary
Vextractor VextraSoft 2001 3.70 $99 Proprietary
VPHybridCAD softelec 2007 9.03 $3800 Proprietary
WinTopo Freeware SoftSoft 1998 1.661 free Proprietary
WiseImage Consistent Software 2001 10.7 $1400 Proprietary
RasVector Daniel Lu 2007 1.1.5 b6 free GPL
Xara Xtreme Xara Group Ltd. 2006 2.0f 79$ for Windows, free for Linux GPL
XTrace Ronny Schütz 1998/2005 2.0 25$ for Amiga (Demo available) Proprietary
VectorNow AutoDWG 2002 2.1 $120.00 Proprietary
DesignPresentation DesignPresentation 2002 2.0 Pay Per Use SaaS
Creator Released Latest version List price (USD) License

Operating system support

This table lists the operating systems that different programs can run on without emulation:

NAME Windows Mac OS X BSD AmigaOS/AROS IBM z/OS
AutoTrace Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Easy Trace Yes No No No No
Freehand Yes Yes No No No
Illustrator Yes Yes No No No
MagicTracer Yes No No No No
MST Viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PhotoLine Yes Yes No No No
Potrace Yes Yes Yes Yes No
R2V Toolkit Yes No No No No
Ras2Vec Yes No No No No
Image2XAML Yes No No No No
GTXRaster CAD Series Yes No No No No
GTXImage CAD Series Yes No No No No
Raster to Vector Yes No No No No
RasterVect Yes No No No No
RaveGrid Yes (contact authors for non-gui version) (contact authors for non-gui version) No No
Scan2CAD Pro Yes No No No No
Silhouette Pro No Yes No No No
Vector Magic Yes Yes Yes No No
Vextractor Yes No No No No
VPHybridCAD Yes No No No No
WinTopo Yes No Yes No No
RasVector Yes No No No No
WiseImage Yes No No No No
XTrace No No No Yes No
VectorNow Yes No No No No
Windows Mac OS X BSD AmigaOS/AROS IBM z/OS

Basic Features

NAME Maximum zoom Object limit per document Control point limit Color management for print Thumbnails Adjust Image (functions) Text Recognition (OCR) Scripting support
AutoTrace ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
Easy Trace 12800x No Limit ? Yes ? Yes No No
Freehand 64x ? ? No ? ? No Yes
Illustrator 64x ? ? Yes ? ? No Yes
MagicTracer 12800x ? ? Yes ? ? No No
MST Viewer No Limit No Limit No Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Potrace N/A ? ? No ? ? No No
R2V Toolkit N/A ? ? No ? ? No No
Ras2Vec ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
Image2XAML ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
GTXRaster CAD Series No limit No limit No limit Yes ? Yes Yes, ICR Intelligent Character Recognition Yes
GTXImage CAD Series No limit No limit No limit Yes ? Yes Yes, ICR Intelligent Character Recognition No
Raster to Vector ? ? ? No ? ? No Yes
RasterVect No limit ? ? Yes ? ? No Yes
RaveGrid No Limit No Limit N/A N/A ? ? No No
Scan2CAD Pro ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes No
Silhouette Pro 64x ? ? Yes ? ? No Yes
Vector Magic ? ? ? No ? ? No No
Vextractor 25x No limit No limit No ? ? No No
VPHybridCAD No limit No limit No limit Yes ? ? Yes Yes
WinTopo Freeware +/-512x No limit N/A Yes ? ? No No
WinTopo Pro +/-512x No limit No limit Yes ? ? No Yes
RasVector N/A ? ? ? ? ? No ?
WiseImage No limit More than 100 000 No limit Yes ? ? No Yes
XTrace ? ? ? Yes ? ? No (Thru Amiga ARexx)
Maximum zoom Object limit per document Control point limit Color management for print Thumbnails adjust image (functions) Text Recognition (OCR) Scripting support

AutoCAD Features

NAME Export universal DXF inside AutoCAD application available Curve recognition Circle recognition Arc recognition Orthogonal line detection Corner detection Line connection
AutoTrace Yes No Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
Easy Trace Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freehand Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Illustrator Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MagicTracer Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Potrace No No Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
R2V Toolkit No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ras2Vec No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Image2XAML No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
GTXRaster CAD Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GTXImage CAD Series Yes Yes, Developed with AutoCAD OEM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raster to Vector Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
RasterVect Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
RaveGrid No No No No No No No No
Scan2CAD Pro Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silhouette Pro Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Vector Magic No No Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Vextractor Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
VPHybridCAD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WinTopo Freeware Yes No No No No No No Yes
WinTopo Pro Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
WiseImage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XTrace Yes No Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
Export universal DXF inside AutoCAD application available Curve recognition Circle recognition Arc recognition Orthogonal line detection Corner detection Line connection

Raster Editing Features

Scanner support Freehand sketch Raster filters Change color depth Image resize Rotate Crop Raster shapes
AutoTrace N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Easy Trace Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freehand No No No No Yes Yes No No
Illustrator No No No No Yes Yes No No
MagicTracer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MST Viewer Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Potrace N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
R2V Toolkit Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Ras2Vec N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Image2XAML N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
GTXRaster CAD Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GTXImage CAD Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raster to Vector N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
RasterVect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
RaveGrid N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scan2CAD Pro Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silhouette Pro Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Vextractor Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
VPHybridCAD Yes, Direct Large-Format-Scanner interface for Contex, Colortrac, Graphtec, HP, KIP

plus TWAIN-Interface

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WinTopo Freeware No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
WinTopo Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
WiseImage Contex, Graphtec, Colortrac, SmartLF, KIP, TWAIN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XTrace N/A  ? Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
Scanner Support Freehand sketch Raster Filters Change color depth Image resize Rotate Crop Raster Shapes

Vector Editing Features

Fills & hatch Vector combine Rotate & move Polylines Spline curves Lines to curves cmd. & vice versa Vector shapes
WiseImage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Yes
AutoTrace N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Easy Trace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freehand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Illustrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MagicTracer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Potrace N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
R2V Toolkit N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ras2Vec N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Image2Xaml N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
GTXRaster CAD Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited
GTXImage CAD Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited
Raster to Vector N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
RasterVect No No Yes Yes No No Yes
RaveGrid N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scan2CAD Pro No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Silhouette Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Vextractor No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
VPHybridCAD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WinTopo Freeware No No No Yes Yes No No
WinTopo Pro No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
XTrace  ?  ? Yes (3D rotation) Yes Yes  ? Yes
Fills & hatch Vector combine Rotate & move Polylines Spline curves Lines to curves cmd. & vice versa Vector shapes

Free software

Freeware Software

Proprietary software

References

  1. [1] WinTopo Freeware usage statement

See also

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