Pictures quickly became an important computer and editing resource since they can be obtained even with regular mobile phones. You can find picture all around, either in the form of textures, paintings, and more. Different editing requires particular file formats, and this is where Win32Trace comes in handy to convert raster to vector.

You’re first taken through a quick setup process, but before this is done, it’s recommended to check whether or not your computer is fitted with .NET Framework, because it’s a mandatory requirement for functionality, as well as the steps of the installer. You can also deploy it on a thumb drive in case you want to use it on the go.

The difference between raster and vector images is that the latter type of item can easily be modified as an object in specialized types of graphic editors. This is accomplished through complex conversion, which you configure in quite an intuitive interface. A couple of preview sections show both the original and processed images, while other half of the screen is where all controls are located.

A picture needs to be loaded first of all, and you can target both raster and vector images here, given they’re under formats like BMP, JPG, GIF, ICO, PNG, TIF, or PSD. When it comes to output, however, it’s only possible to save vector images, with supported formats that include EPS, AI, CGM, EMF, PLT, WMF, SVG, DXF, and PDF.

It takes little time for the application to prepare the original picture for conversion. The initial conversion is done with a default set of options, which can be quickly modified. These include line threshold and width weight, curve fit threshold, corner settings, despeckle level, feature blending, and several more. The image needs to be reprocessed after every change to view output.

To sum it up, Win32Trace is a pretty lightweight application overall, but it can help you with quite a lot. Having support for a decent variety of raster and vector image file formats, you’re sure to be able to load from various sources, and save under the right file type you need.