Vector or more accurately vector graphics are a number of geometrical shapes and lines that are used to produce computer graphics. It compares to raster graphics which are images that are developed from multiple pixels that display a photographic image. In practice both are used to achieve slightly different results, in some cases the two may be created to generate worthwhile effects.
JPEG images are photographic images that are produced by utilizing a form of lossy compression. This kind of image can be adjusted to create higher or lower resolutions dependent on the type of compression that is utilized.The JPEG format is popular on the internet and is a widely used format in photographic image capture devices.
It is possible to convert JPEG to Vector using one of the many programs available online. The price range usually typifies the kind of program you will obtain with the more expensive programs being truer to colour and other details. However, there are cheap and free software that may be utilized to convert between both file formats. For this particular tutorial Inkscape will be utilized to convert from JPEG to Vector.
1. Go to the website and download Inkscape. This is a free program that allows vector imaging. Press the [Download] button.
2. Once the software has downloaded click on [Run] to install the program on your PC. You do not have to alter any of the default settings, unless you would prefer the program be saved in a different location.
3. Once the program has successfully been installed choose [Open Program] to launch the program. While there are many things you will have to learn in the course of utilizing this program the JPEG to Vector conversion will not necessitate much advanced knowledge. This is partly because this is a largely automated process that will need only small adjustments if any.
4. Once you have opened the program go to [File] and select [Import] to retrieve your JPEG image of choice. Browse the folders that are available and find the specific image for use. The image should be shown in the centre of the program’s interface.
5. Select [Path] and choose [Trace Bitmap]. At this point you should be able to preview the image and perform any modifications that are necessary.
6. Go to the [Colours] option which you should find to the lower left of the screen. You can increase the number of [Scans] to increase the resolution of the JPEG while also increasing the file size and the speed at which rendering is carried out. Once you have selected the number of scans you wish to utilize choose update to apply the settings to the image. You can alter any number of settings and see what each outcome will look like. Click update after each attempt if you are happy with the results shown in the preview.
7. You may now save the image as a standard vector image the most commonly used extension being (.eps). The conversion is done.