February 22, 2018

Vectorize bitmaps in Photopea!

We just launched a new feature: bitmap to vector conversion. See how it works!

Raster-to-vector conversion (or bitmap tracing) is a common feature in many image editors. It is quite complex task and each program produces quite different results. Some free bitmap tracers are available in Vectorizer.io or in Inkscape.

We just added such feature into Photopea and we are glad to announce, that it has better results, than Vectorizer.io and Inkscape. After we open our raster image (or select the right layer in a layered image), press Image - Vectorize Bitmap. We will see a special Vectorizer window.

We can see the original image on the left and the vector image on the right. We can move both images or zoom in / out. We can also set two parameters:

  • Number of colors
  • Noise reduction
The need of the noise reduction is detected automatically for each image and we recommend to keep that setting. Once we are satisfied with the vector output, hit OK. Our original raster layer will be replaced with corresponding vector layers, ready for an additional vector editing, or for an export as SVG or PDF (File - Export As - ...).

Try it yourself in the following demo with multiple images! (press Image - Vectorize Bitmap)

Vectorize images in Photopea!