Friday, August 12, 2011

Step By Step Instructions To Convert JPG to Vector

Author: benjamein.moore

Vector or more accurately vector graphics are a number of geometrical shapes and lines that are used to produce computer graphics. It compares to raster graphics which are images that are created from a number of pixels that display a photographic image. In practice both are used to achieve slightly different results, in some cases the two can be developed to generate astounding effects.


JPEG images are photographic images that are created by utilizing a form of lossy compression. This type of image can be adjusted to create higher or lower resolutions depending on the type of compression that is utilized.The JPEG format is popular on the internet and is a common format in photographic image capture devices.

It is possible to convert JPEG to Vector using one of the many programs available online. The price range normally typifies the kind of program you will get with the more high end programs being truer to colour and other details. However, there are cheap and free software that may be utilized to convert between the two file formats. For this specific tutorial Inkscape will be utilized to convert from JPEG to Vector.

1.Go to the website and download Inkscape. This is a free program that offers vector imaging. Press the [Download] button.

2.When the program has downloaded click on [Run] to install the program on your PC. You do not need to change any of the default settings, unless you would prefer the program be stored in a different location.

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3.When the software has successfully been installed select [Open Program] to launch the program. Although there are many things you will have to learn in the course of using this program the JPEG to Vector conversion will not necessitate much advanced knowledge. Part of the reason is that this is a largely automated process that will need only minor adjustments if any.

4.Once you have opened the program go to [File] and select [Import] to retrieve your JPEG image of choice. Browse the folders that are available and find the particular image for use. The image should be displayed in the centre of the program's interface.

5.Choose [Path] and select [Trace Bitmap]. At this point you should be able to preview the image and make any modifications you deem necessary.

6.Go to the [Colours] option which you should find to the lower left of the interface. You can increase the number of [Scans] to increase the resolution of the JPEG while also increasing the file size and the speed in which rendering is carried out. Once you have chosen the number of scans you wish to use choose update to apply the settings to the image. You may alter any number of settings and see what each outcome will look like. Click update after each try if you are happy with the results displayed in the preview.

7.You can then save the image as a regular vector image the most popular extension being (.eps). The conversion is done.



Please visit this link for information on How to Convert JPG to Vector : http://www.systemdisc.com/how-to-convert-jpg-to-vector and this link for information on JPG to Vector Conversion : http://www.symatech.net/how-to-convert-jpg-to-vector

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