Raster to Vector Converter Command Line is a professional software for converting raster images to vector (vectorizer). Raster to Vector Converter Command Line converts drawings, maps and other images, including photo, logos, black-and-white illustrations from raster to vector format. The program can save converted raster images to the following vector formats: DXF, WMF, EMF, EPS, AI or SVG. Files of these vector formats can be imported to popular vector graphics applications like AutoCAD, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and many others. This software is a perfect replacement for the traditional tracing and digitizing. It can save lots of your time, for it is much quicker to use this program rather than do the tracing by hand or using a digitizer.
Why Do You Need Raster to Vector Converter Command Line?
Chances are these days you can open raster files (e.g., BMP, TIFF, PNG, JPG) with your favorite CAD program, the majority of modern CAD programs can import and display raster images. However, as soon as you import your raster file in your CAD program, you will find out that all you can do with it is just view it and trace it over. You are unable to modify or edit the raster as easily as you can do vector data. That takes place because CAD software can only work with vector files. If you want to edit raster files in a CAD application you need to convert them to vector files first. That can be done with a raster to vector conversion program (vectorizer). Once your raster image is converted to the vector format, you will be able to import it into your CAD application and then edit it like any other drawings that you do with your CAD application.
The list below summarizes the conversion of hard-copy drawings to CAD drawings, using the raster to vector converter:
1. Create a raster file by scanning a hard-copy drawing with a scanner.
2. Use Raster to Vector Converter Command Line to convert the raster file to the vector format.
3. Import the vector file to your CAD application.
4. Edit the drawing in your CAD application.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line can replace the traditional tracing and digitizing applications. It offers a simple and easy way to convert paper-based drawings to CAD drawings for further editing and use. Raster to Vector Converter Command Line will save many hours of your time and free you from the boring and monotonous work.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line Usage Examples:
1. Suppose you have an archive of a great number of raster drawings, pictures or logos, which you can only view and print. The possibility to convert that data to the vector format would be very helpful for your work.
2. Desktop small-format (A4) scanners are very popular today. Multitudes of CAD professionals have the need for scanning drawings and then converting them for editing in CAD applications. Now you can convert hand-made machine-building, electro-technical or architecture drawings to your CAD application and save them to disk.
3. If you have a hardcopy or raster image (photo), and you want to engrave a 3D inscription, logo or image on the metal, wood or plastic. Now you can convert the raster file to the input format (usually, dxf) for a CNC cutting or router system.
Converting Raster Images to the Vector Format with Raster to Vector Converter Command Line
If you want to check whether Raster to Vector Converter Command Line will work for you - try it for converting your scanned images to the vector format. You can do that even with the demo version of Raster to Vector Converter Command Line. It allows reading your raster files and converting them.
As soon as you see the conversion results, you will be able to tell, what is faster: edit the converted image in a vector editor or draw it by hand from a scratch. If you use Raster to Vector Converter Command Line, it is normally quicker to vectorize a raster image and then edit the result than trace and digitize the entire drawing from the scratch. Quite often, the quality of the original hardcopy or raster is obviously insufficient for the precise conversion to the vector format. In such case, you can use the collection of special raster filters implemented in Raster to Vector Converter Command Line for the preparation of raster images to vectorizing. With filters like median, despeckle, remove isolated spots or gaussian smoothing you can sufficiently improve the quality of the original image.
Sometimes, in spite of all efforts, the quality of the original scanned drawing makes the vectorizing and the further editing literally impossible. The automatic vectorizing is not perfect. That is true for all raster-to-vector conversion applications; not a single solution guarantees the 100% result. However, it does work and allows inputting a hard-copy drawing to CAD for the further quick and easy editing. It does not promise the irreproachable results at all times; nevertheless, it is a very useful tool for your work.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line's Advanced Features:
- Automatic recognition of orthogonal lines, arcs, and circles.
- Saving the original drawing's scale.
- Raster to Vector Converter Command Line can convert halftone and color images to black-and-white images for further recognition.
- Can rotate and change the orientation of raster images.
- Convert Curves and Splines of Bitmap to Vector format.
- Convert PNG to SVG for further editing.
- A good CLI-based bitmap tracing method.
- Automatically convert Scanned PDF, JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF bitmap images to true SVG, EPS, and PDF vector formats.
- Simply the Best Auto-Tracer in the World.
- Fully automatic vectorization.
- EPS, SVG and PDF vector output.
- AI, DXF vector output.
- Vectorize very large images.
- Group shapes by color.
- Transparency support.
- Batch processing.
- Logo Vector Conversion. A process of converting your conventional raster logo into vector logo.
- Image to Vector Conversion.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line does convert from raster image files to vector SVG format, you can upload SVG files to following web page and edit the SVG files online easily,
The Raster to Vector Converter Command Line can create curves using Bezier splines, which allow obtaining images smoother than the original raster. By picking specific optimal parameters, you can obtain an image of curves, which look greater than the original image.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line options:
Convert image files and PDF files to smooth and scalable vector formats.
Input formats: pdf, jpg, gif, png, tif, tga, pcx, pnm (pbm, pgm, ppm), bmp
Output formats: eps, postscript, ps, pdf, svg, dxf, pgm, emf
-pagesize parameter is support A4, A3, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Tabloid, Statement, Executive, Folio, Quarto, 10x14. Format names are case insensitive.
-width and -height dimensions can have optional units, e.g. 6.5in, 15cm, 100pt.
Default is inches (or pixels for pgm, dxf).
Usage: RasterToVector [options] [in-file]
-pagesize [string] : set page size (default is letter)
-width [string] : width of output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-height [string] : height of output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-res [string] : resolution (in dpi)
-rotate [string] : rotate counterclockwise by angle
-margin [string] : set margin to output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-lmargin [string] : set left margin to output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-rmargin [string] : set right margin to output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-tmargin [string] : set top margin to output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-bmargin [string] : set bottom margin to output file, unit: in/cm/pt
-tight : remove whitespace around the input image
-linecolor [string] : set line color #rrggbb (default black)
-fillcolor [string] : set fill color #rrggbb (default transparent)
-opaque : make white shapes opaque
-speckle [int] : suppress speckles of up to this size (default 2)
-invert : invert color for input image
-svggroup : group related paths together
-svgflat : whole image as a single path
-bwthreshold [int] : set threshold value for color image to BW conversion, default is 240
-method2 : use second method to convert raster to vector format
-centerline : trace a character's centerline, rather than its outline
-pdfres [int] : resolution to render PDF pages, default is 150 DPI
-addcmd [string] : Reserved parameter
-v : Print copyright and version info
-h : Print usage information
-help : Print usage information
--help : Print usage information
-? : Print usage information
-$ [string] : Input registration key
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line Examples:
Raster2Vector.exe C:\*.tif C:\*.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.tif C:\out.eps
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.tif C:\out.ps
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.tif C:\out.svg
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.tif C:\out.pgm
Raster2Vector.exe C:\in.tif C:\out.dxf
Raster2Vector.exe -method2 C:\in.tif C:\out.emf
Raster2Vector.exe -width 595pt -height 842pt C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -pagesize a4 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -width 8.5 -height 11 C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -res 300 C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -margin 30pt C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -lmargin 10pt -tmargin 10pt -rmargin 10pt -bmargin 10pt C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -tight C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -linecolor #FF0000 C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -fillcolor #FF0000 C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -opaque C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -speckle 10 C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -invert C:\in.png C:\out.pdf
Raster2Vector.exe -svggroup C:\in.png C:\out.svg
Raster2Vector.exe -svgflat C:\in.png C:\out.svg
Raster2Vector.exe -bwthreshold 240 C:\color.png C:\out.eps
Raster2Vector.exe -method2 -centerline C:\color.png C:\out.eps
Raster2Vector.exe -pdfres 300 C:\color.pdf C:\out.eps
Bitmap image file formats:
There is a large number of different bitmap formats. Some of the most common
are: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and TIFF. Broadly speaking, they fall into two
These have smaller file sizes but do not store a perfect copy of the image. They are best suited to photographs and other images where perfect accuracy is not important. They are also commonly used on the web to save bandwidth.
One of the most widely-used image formats. It has excellent compression characteristics and has the nice feature that the user may specify what level of compression they desire, trading off fidelity for file size.
We do not recommend using JPEG files for rasterized vector art, as the compression artifacts substantially degrade the quality of the image near edges.
These store an exact pixel-by-pixel representation of the image, but require more space. They are more suitable for things like logos.
The best of the lossless image formats is called PNG (Portable Network Graphics). This format is widely supported by web browsers and image viewers/editors.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line recommends using the PNG format when storing logos as bitmaps.
There are actually several BMP formats (BitMaP). Windows and Macintosh have their own formats, both of which are called BMP. Most modern image editing tools are able to read both.
In any case, all of the variants of BMP should be avoided when possible, as they use little to no compression and consequently have unnecessarily large file sizes.
Vector image file formats:
Adobe's EPS format (Encapsulated PostScript) is perhaps the most common vector image format. It is the standard interchange format in the print industry. It is widely supported as an export format, but due to the complexity of the full format specification, not all programs that claim to support EPS are able to import all variants of it. Adobe Illustrator and recent versions of CorelDRAW have very good support for reading and writing EPS. Ghostview can read it very well but does not have any editing capabilities. Inkscape can only export it.
The W3C standard vector image format is called SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). Inkscape and recent versions of Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW have good support for reading and writing SVG. Further information on the SVG format may be found on the official SVG website.
Adobe's PDF format (Portable Document Format) is very widely used as a general purpose platform-independent document format. And while it is not exclusively used as such, it is also a very good vector image format. Adobe gives away the Acrobat PDF reader, but sells the tools required to create PDF files (third party tools that perform the same task are also for sale). Those tools work with any program that is able to print. Support for reading and editing PDF files is much more limited.
The native format of Adobe Illustrator is the AI format (Adobe Illustrator Artwork), a modified version of the older EPS format. The AI format is fairly widely supported, but is less ubiquitous than the EPS format, and most programs that read AI can also read EPS.
Drawing eXchange Format. A CAD format from Autodesk, used by CAD tools from many different vendors. Some programs have difficulty reading DXF files with splines (curves), so the Desktop Edition supports line+spline as well as line only output modes.
There are numerous other vector formats: CDR is the CorelDRAW native format and XAR is the Xara Xtreme native format, to name a couple.
Raster to Vector Converter Command Line can convert Scanned PDF, TIFF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF images to any of WMF, EMF, EPS, SVG, PDF, AI, or DXF.
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