Vector Tracing is a photo editing technique that converts bitmap images (.bmp,.jpg,.png,e.t.c.) into vectors (.SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics) and is provided as service by photo editors using the appropriate photo editing tools such as Adobe Illustrator (A.I.) or Corel Draw. Not every photo editing tool can convert bitmap images to vectors.
As bitmap images are made of pixels, when they get magnified are getting pixelated, meaning that they get blur or distorted. But vectors are made of mathematical algorithms that make them look the same clear in any size they are scaled. As vectors are made of mathematical algorithms, they can be drawned by writing the appropriate code (XML). Are mostly used to draw simple images and shapes, but even more complex images can be made with vectors.
Vector Tracing technique is very useful for very many uses. In today`s internet era where every individual or company and organization needs to have a website for their online presence, converting bitmap images to vector images in several instances provides the advantage of clear photos and graphics on any computer or smartphone or tablet screen, keeping the quality of a website in high standards, providing viewers and visitors the best possible experience.
Vector tracing is ideal to for logos, brouchers, billbaords, visitcards, computer-controlled sewing machines, animations, creative art, printing and more.