Vector app that traces?

diane143

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Oct 25, 2008
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This may be a long shot..... I'm looking for an app where I can open a jpg and convert/trace to vector on the iPad.

I've looked at Adobe Ideas and iDraw but I can't find if either does this.

Thanks!
 

Davydd

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Dec 5, 2008
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Adobe Ideas, iDraw, Sketchup and Inkpad all allow you to import or paste photos and draw over them. iDraw, Sketchup and Inkpad have vector freehand line tools that convert into an editable vector line. Adobe Ideas smooths out a line very nicely that you draw but the resultant object is not a vector but a raster line. Inkpad seems to have the most "Illustrator" like drawing tools. iDraw and Sketchup are more CAD like apps. They all have merits in different ways. I think Adobe Ideas would be the easiest app to trace over a photo but it has very limited tools and not vector as I said. iDraw has a very interesting variable width (calligraphy like) Brush tool as well as an adjustable width freehand line tool that can be used to trace.
 

diane143

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Oct 25, 2008
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Thanks so much for the details!

Ideas is NOT vector?

I am honestly not sure if anything would do what I was looking to do last night. I just had a couple of simple line-art logos sent to me as jpg that I wanted to convert. I ran them through Live Trace this morning on the laptop and they came out pretty good. But it doesn't sound like the iPad apps will do that (yet).

I will also take a look at Inkpad, don't know how I missed that last night.
 

Davydd

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Dec 5, 2008
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Vectorizer can be downloaded for free so I might check it out. But it kind of looks like a one trick pony. I suspect I could do more with Inkpad.
 

dapitts08

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Not sure if u are looking for iPad only

But the best vector app I have ever used is vector magic. I use it on a Mac but i think there is a windows version too. I use it often when my clients only have their logos as a jpeg. Only time it doesn't work well is when gradients are used.
 

leechie

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Jul 23, 2013
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Re vectorization apps ipad

This may be a long shot..... I'm looking for an app where I can open a jpg and convert/trace to vector on the iPad.

I've looked at Adobe Ideas and iDraw but I can't find if either does this.

Thanks!
Hello,

There are 3 apps that are capable of this.

Ink artist
Sketch painter
Vector pro ( iPhone) should work on iPad.
 

leechie

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Jul 23, 2013
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2
South Africa
Re vector trace

This may be a long shot..... I'm looking for an app where I can open a jpg and convert/trace to vector on the iPad.

I've looked at Adobe Ideas and iDraw but I can't find if either does this.

Thanks!


VectorPro for ipad will trace in black and white