Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Online vectorising tool

Vectormagic is an online beta tool where you can upload an image and it comes back to you vectorised. Your images are stored on the site and your work can be published and shared.

Vector graphics are infinitely scalable without becoming pixelised. Various programs offer this including Adobe Live Trace (Illustrator CS2) and Corel PowerTRACE (CorelDRAW X3). Inkscape is a free open source program that is capable of this as well although I found Vectormagic easier to use. Inkscape is a good choice of tool to further manipulate the vectorised graphic. My experience of Inkscape has been very positive.

The comparative review of vectormagic with Adobe Live Trace and Corel PowerTRACE was very favourable toward Vectormagic. The fact that it is online and free to use is of course an asset to educators.

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