Use this tag for general questions about how vector graphics work. Vector graphics are made up of mathematical primitives like points, lines, curves and polygons constructed from these primitives.

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Pixel perfect bitmap to vector

I was using CorelDraw X7 to convert my bitmaps (a bunch of small-sized images) but my trial period ended. CorelDraw can convert my images to a perfect pixel-to-vector, without rounding corners and ...
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Cairo Converts SVG to Black and White

I am trying to convert an SVG into a PDF on the command line but both svg2pdf and cairosvg result in black and white images (the original is in colour). $ identify original.svg original.svg SVG 31x40 ...
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Traced vector has sloppy outline

I have used Illustrator to trace a shape for me, but the resulting vector is rendered untidily. It seems like a rendering glitch, as if Illustrator tries to render the shape's outline using a crude ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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Vector format for FedEx/Kinkos?

I am looking over some of Kinko's available file formats.(link) You may upload any file to FedEx Kinko's Print Online. However, Print Online can only convert the following file formats to PDF for ...
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Taking vector screenshot from Firefox

I am trying to take a vector screenshot of a webpage. What I did: Start a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 from the LiveCD Install Firefox Nightly from the PPA, it's currently 47.0a1 Install ...
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'Vector Smart Object' issue on Creative Cloud

I updated to Creative Cloud 2015 from 2014 recently and I am having a series of weird issues working with smart objects. First issue happens while pasting into PhotoShop (PS): Let's say I created a ...
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scalable vector graphics support for MS Office

My group has a very old process (dates back to the 1990s) for creating simple EPS graphic representations of certain data that we include in regular reports. The reports are MS Word documents (MS ...
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Overlap and merge two pages of a PDF

In a PDF document, two adjacent A4 pages contain a graph in a vector format: the first page contains the left half of the graph, the second page contains the right half. These two halves should be ...
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How can I split PDF file into layers

I have a large PDF file containing a map. The PDF file was probably generated with AutoCAD. The image consists of a coloured raster map, and a vector with lines on top of the map. (Street lines etc.) ...
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Saving Visio .vsdx drawing into a format that preserves its fonts, pixels, etc

I have a drawing saved as .vsdx file (made in visio 2013). How do I convert it to the .eps format (or any vectorized format preserving its fonts, pixels etc.) to be used later as LaTeX figure? Why ...
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How to convert EPS file to EMF in Windows using a free software? [closed]

I have plot figures generated using matplotlib saved as .EPS files. I want to inset these into MS Word Document. Unfortunately, MS Word only accepts EMF files as vector inputs, so I need to convert ...
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How to force Illustrator to accurately trace the actual pixels?

I’m trying trace and convert a bitmap to a vector image, but I need Illustrator to actually trace the actual pixels, not smooth them out. I’ve tried various settings with “Live Trace,” but the result ...
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True vector PDF printing in Windows 7 possible?

I'm trying to print to a vector PDF in Windows 7, but every software printer I've tried rasterizes the file (PDFCreator, Bullzip, Windows XPS Printer...). I don't have this problem on OSX, which ...
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Microsoft Office - Transparent .eps files have a white background

I am helping a friend design a poster using Microsoft Publisher. I have made him an .eps logo which has a transparent background on it. Upon importing this file into Publisher, the background becomes ...
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Adding annotations to eps file

How do I add some text into an existing eps file? I want an output eps file having the same quality as the input eps file, with the stipulation that the text etc. added should also be scalable ...
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Coreldraw importing from autocad incorrectly

Ok I have an odd issue. We use coreldraw to print to our laser cutter. (X3 usually but this happens in X5 as well). You can see the issue in the photos below. In autocad the squares are equidistant ...
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How to select a selection and fill it with wanted color?

I have a vector and when I click on it all sections are selected, but I want to select separated sections and fill it with my wanted color or effects. Actually, I can select a section on it by black ...
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Is there any quality loss when using a place command in Photoshop

I am using “Place” command in Photoshop to import .ai file. Is there any quality loss after using this steps: Save file in Illustrator at some default size—i.e 400x400px—using .ai extension or any ...
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How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?

This might be the N+1 th question about how to put vector graphics and/or equations in MS Word, but none of the solutions I found on the net satisfy me. My ultimate goal is to be able to embed Latex ...
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Convert text to SVG/vector in a Word document (custom fonts)

I have a couple of custom fonts which I would like to use in a handout I am sending out. However, as a base font I use a custom font that other users will not have installed. Is it possible to embed ...
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Specific vector graphic format needed

I need a vector graphic format which must meet the following requirements: Is displayed consistently by different web browsers Has an editor program which starts quickly and is able to VERY EASILY ...
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Batch cropping WMF

I have lots of wmf images from a simulation software which need to be included in a word document. To maintain best quality wmf seems to be the only way. The software creates a frame around the plot ...
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Add text via command line inkscape

I'm attempting to write a script that adds text to an svg image at a certain location. I'm aware that Inkscape has a very robust command interface but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of ...
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How do I generate the equivalent of a dynamic block connector in Visio?

Visio has the useful 'Connector' tool which snaps nicely, makes right angles, and is conveniently adjustable. But - it only produces a line connection, not a block, like with the simpler block ...
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Creating pixel art by tracing full resolution image

I'm trying to teach myself pixel art using Pixen or Photoshop. I'm terrible at free handing it and I'm trying to import a full resolution sprite as a background to trace. Each program downgrades my ...
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Adobe Acrobat 11: how to select, move, edit objects

In Acrobat 9 pro, there was this neat little tool Edit Object (Touch Up), that gave you the possibility, to click on separate words of text while holding CTRL, and when the selection was made, then ...
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Vectorize image from pen drawing

I have some pen drawing (basically there are three words) as follows: Is there any tool I could use so that I can make this three words as vectorized images?
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How to draw a circle split in 10 slices?

I'd like to draw and print a circle that's split in 10 slices (like a clock, but with 10 hours instead of 12 - 10 slices of 36 degrees each). Can you recommend how to do this easily using (windows) ...
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Method to view machine or assembly code supporting a raster or vector image

I'd like to be able to view either code for a selected image. For example, if I have an image of a flower, what does it look like to the machine or how would the machine express it using it's machine ...
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Set InDesign PDF export resolution for vector graphics

I have an InDesign print document with several Illustrator .ai vector files. When I export the PDF, I believe the vector graphics are being rasterized at lower than 200 DPI. (I'm receiving a warning ...
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On Linux, how to export .svg files into a vector format readable by Powerpoint?

I am working on a Linux computer, and have a bunch of .svg files. I have to give them to a client who will insert them into a Powerpoint presentation (the client is working on a Windows machine). I am ...
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Save an exact copy of a secure webpage in vector-graphics form

I'd like to save an exact replica of a webpage in vector-graphics form, so I cannot use a screenshot technique (since that stores the image in a rastor-graphics form). I've tried 'print to pdf' and ...
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Where is vector WordArt now in Microsoft Word?

In old versions of Word it was possible to create WordArt object and the transform it freely with a mouse. I.e. WordArt object was vector text. Currently it looks not possible: only frame can be ...
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How to vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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AI Illustrator file[coverted].ai

I have a problem. I have a file named example.ai, but when I opened with adobe illustrator it transforms to example[converted].ai Below is an image so you can understand better. Why is it ...
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Which type of image has high quality vector or pixel (raster)?

I used GIMP to create images, but, since I needed to produce higher quality images, I recently switched to Inkscape. Now I have created a sample text with black background in it, and I am not able see ...
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Inkscape: converting object with filter to plain object

In Inkscape 0.48, giving 2 objects: A and B, I want to apply on A a filter (e.g: Filters > Distort > Torn edges) and to subtract the resulting object from B (with Path > Difference). The ...
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Import pdf figure to Powerpoint in vector format

I have couple of data plots exported from IBM SPSS in pdf format. They look great. But if I export them in jpeg from SPSS or Adobe Acrobat Pro, some critical elements go missing. Is there a way to ...
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Vectorized pdf cropping [duplicate]

I need to crop a few pdf files, to create four pages from each source page. I know, hot to do that with ImageMagick, but it can't work with vector images, which pdf is, so the resulting quality is far ...
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Illustrator CS6 Gradient in Logo

I am looking to create an effect similar to this: Is it even a gradient or some other effect. I'm not used to Illustrator, but require a vector based logo. I cannot seem to figure out the gradient ...
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How to flatten transparency without rasterization?

I have a simple illustration in CorelDraw with overlapping simi-transparent curves with uniform fillings, and I need to export it to EPS while maintaining everything in vector form. It is perfectly ...
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Can Photoshop produce vector based graphics?

I am researching vector based graphics and I know people use Illustrator for these, but if you are drawing in Photoshop, does it also produce vector based graphics? Would you still save it as a .psd? ...
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How can I “flatten” a PDF scatterplot with many points generated with R?

I have a scatterplot which I generated with R, it shows many thousands of overlapping points. I need to graphically annotate the generated PDF further, in PDF format, with Inkscape. However, it is ...
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How do I copy vector graphics out of a PDF?

How do I copy a vector image out of a PDF file in Acrobat Pro? Currently what I have to do is use the Acrobat screenshot tool to make a bitmap copy, but what I want is the actual vector graphic in the ...
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Exporting plot as vector graphics in Octave or matlab

I know I can export a plot in octave as a PNG but is it possible to export a plot as a vector graphic image? The reason I ask is that some of the points on my plot are very close together and I would ...
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Convert gif to svg using inkscape

Is there any way to convert a gif file to svg using command line inkscape? I would like to convert the gif to a "real" svg but bot just embed the gif into the svg. Or any other command line tool to do ...
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Vector-smooth UI in Videos

I'm trying to make tutorial videos for various applications. However, I notice in Camtasia when I choose to zoom in, I'm seeing a zoom on what's basically a raster image. The UI elements of the ...
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create PDF montage in vector format

I have a folder full of images in PDF format, and I would like to merge them all into a single PDF in which there are many images on each page, but still in vector/PDF format. The ImageMagick ...
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How to print a rendered website to pdf or vector graphics? [closed]

This is a crucial question to many: Searching the web, I have found several command line tools that allow you to convert a HTML-document to a PDF-document, however they all seem to use their own, ...