Vector graphics, in contrast to pixel-based graphics, are made up of mathematical primitives like points, lines, curves and polygons constructed from these primitives.

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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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Is there any way to send (embedded or otherwise) a vector image in an email signature

I am tired of how outlook (2012) butchers any images included in an email signature. Whilst composing an email, I can use emf (vector based) which prints beautifully, etc.. When the send button is ...
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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 to resize an .ai file in Photoshop CS4 without reducing image quality?

Am I right to assume you can enlarge .ai files without reducing the image quality? Are these vector files? Also, can you click & drag the object to make it bigger or do you have to use the resize ...
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A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)? [closed]

I am looking for a way to read an audio file and convert it to a vector graphic format, which I can use for example for Illustrator? I am working on the Mac OSX platform (10.5.8).
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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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How to install Uniconverter (command-line app) on Mac OS 10.7.2 (Lion)?

Uniconverter is a command-line tool that shares code with the sK1 Project. it's used to convert from one type of vector graphic file to another like this: uniconverter before.eps after.svg I'm ...
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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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Export Excel graphs as vector graphics files (e.g. SVGs)?

How can I export a graph generated in Excel as an editable vector graphics file, e.g. a SVG? When I right click on a graph in Excel the 'Save as Picture...' option only gives non-vector formats (like ...
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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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how to rotate an SVG file 90 degrees?

I printed out a diagram from MATLAB and it's rotated 90 degrees clockwise from where it should be. Is there software that can help me fix this and rotate an SVG file? I tried tweaking the SVG ...
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Inkscape: how to create inner border?

I create figure and set border width to 1px. My image actual size is 100px. But with border this is 102px. How to set inner border instead of outer border? In Protoshop I can select type of border - ...
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How can I paint gaps within text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have text that is along a path that looks like this: I would like to be able to color the gaps within the font like this: I'm having trouble finding how to do ...
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Corel Draw alternatives [closed]

Corel Draw is a really good vector graphics application but its price is a 'bit' high. Could you recommend me some alternatives? I only know InkScape from out of the blue.. and it's a bit behind Corel ...
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Converting between EPS and SVG format

What is the best way to convert from an EPS formatted vector graphic to an SVG formatted graphic using only freely available tools?
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Converting Photoshop .CSH files to .SVG or .EPS. Possible?

excuse my total ignorance, but does anyone know if it might be possible to convert Photoshop's .CSH files (Custom Shape Format) to standard .SVG or .EPS files? They're both Vector shapes, so it seems ...
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How can I identify fonts from an image?

Many times I come across bitmaps with nothing but text paragraphs, so I was looking for a way to identify the font used, the paragraph alignment, line spacing and color, bold, italics. Would an OCR ...
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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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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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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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Paper image to vector image?

I have a paper image (image wrote on a piece of paper) which I need to edit as same as I can edit vector graphics. As I am not good with graphics, I do not know which steps to take to make it digital ...
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Creating Arrows Easily for Images

I'm looking for a plugin or something along those lines for creating arrows for an image I'm working on. Basically it's just a screenshot of some software, but I want to annotate it and have arrows on ...
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Insert SVG directly into Microsoft Publisher without converting file format

How can I insert an SVG image into a Microsoft Publisher 2010 document as a vector image without having to first convert it to a bitmap format like PNG? Copying and pasting an SVG file into a ...
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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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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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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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How can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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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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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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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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Are free stock imagery usable in books and websites? [closed]

I see a lot of "free" stock imagery and vector graphics available on the Internet, but when I recommend such things for use on publications or websites, my clients ask me for printable licenses or any ...
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Can I take a screenshot as vector graphics or at a higher resolution than native?

I need to take some screenshots of an application window. My laptop resolution is low, and I'd like to get high quality images. Is there a way to grab the screen as vector graphics (e.g. EPS, PDF, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to extract vectors from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file with vector images inside it. (I downloaded it from the internet, so I do not have any originals.) I wish to extract the vectors so that I can overlay them on some other images; use ...
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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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How to reduce layers/sublayers/paths into one layer?

I had a single top-level layer called EAR. There were two vector paths which made it up. Somehow, illustrator has transformed it from a normal, single top-level layer into a three-level layer ...
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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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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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Saving each layer of a Photoshop image to separate files

I have a PSD file with all icons in separate layers as vectors. I would like to save them in different sizes to use in iPhone, iPhone4 and iPad. I tried Files > Scripts > Export Layers to Files That ...