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How can I transform a normal jpeg to a vector graphic?

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We don't have a vector trace feature at the moment. We may add convert pixel selection to vector soon but a full on trace feature is a long way off.

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Vector Magic is the only trace app I would actually recommend, all the other apps are very disappointing in my opinion. It is truly amazing.

OK, Vector Magic is the best, but it is really expensive ($ 295.00) and not receiving updates from 2011...

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The problem is I find it quicker to actually draw over an image myself than to edit the terrible results from most tracing software. This isn't true of Vector Magic as the results are just amazing.

 

If the Affinity team releases an auto-trace persona then it will have to approach the quality of Vector Magic or I'm just not interested.

 

If I could buy the Vector Magic company then I would.

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Do you have Photoshop?
If the JPEGs are simple black & white, just load one of the channels (not the blue one... it usually has more noise) as a selection. Invert the selection and then, in the Paths floater, Make a New Path.

It will trace the selection. Then, double click the new path and give it a name.

Now, Export -> Paths to Illustrator. And then choose the path you created.

It is saved as an AI file and take care that usually the stroke is set to None.
So, if you open the AI file, you see nothing. Select All and give it a stroke.

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I am using Super Vectorizer (Mac App Store) which is awesome. Transforming jpeg to vector becomes very simple. (Persoanl experience. Just for your information)

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As a long time Serif Draw user I am used to having trace built into my vector graphics package. Any plans to include trace in AD in the future?

 

Cheers.

 

RPJ


Better Than Nothing - Just

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Auto-trace done well takes a long time and will require massive investment from us. We will share our plans as we get closer to a solution.

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Okay, I bought Super Vectorizer, did my conversion and imported it into Affinity.

 

How do I ungroup all the pieces so I can work with the file? 

 

 

Can you post the file here and I will try and help.

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