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Raster to Vector Conversion - An Indispensable Tool

Raster to Vector Conversion - An Indispensable Tool

Product News Tuesday, April 27, 2010: Cad / Cam Services, Inc.

The process of converting raster graphics to vector graphics is known as vectorization. Raster to vector refers to the technology used in this conversion process. Raster to Vector conversion also known as R2V is used extensively in commercial and industrial applications and converts technical drawings, maps and other graphics from raster to vector formats providing easy archiving and quick access. Mapping and GIS data conversion are highly dependent on this application apart from architectural, construction, engineering, electrical and house plans.

When used in photography, vectorization changes the appearance of the photograph to resemble a painting or drawing. In geographic information systems (GIS) vectorization helps to create maps out of satellite or aerial images. In the field of graphics, this process assists in resizing without any change in the shape of the graph.

Why Vector Images have an Upper Hand

Raster images tend to lose their picture quality when enlarged. This is where vector images come in. A vector image can be easily resized without losing detail. Raster images are made up of pixels while vector images are comprised of lines and curves. Vector images can be enlarged with smooth curves eliminating any jaggedness and loss of quality. They can be printed at any resolution or size.

Files of converted vector formats are compatible with popular applications such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, and many others. Once a raster image is converted to the vector format, it can be imported to a CAD application and further edited as per requirement. This is a simple method of converting paper-based drawings to CAD drawings for further editing and use.

The Raster to Vector Market Today

There are a number of converters in the market today that perform the task of converting raster images to vector. The raster to vector conversion application offered by Cad Cam services is way ahead of competition. Their Raster to Vector conversion (also known as R2V) provides a seamless blend of editing and conversion commands and converts architectural, mechanical and various technical drawings, maps, archive drawings, schematic diagrams photos and other types of line artwork from raster to different vector formats. Their raster to vector conversion services are used for logo vectorization, vector graphics, vector stencils, vector clipart and vector web icons. Cad Cam's R2V is the ideal tool for a wide range of applications such as aerial and satellite image processing, architecture, engineering and schematics to name a few. Delivering high-quality, accurate output, Cad Cam's R2V has perfected the raster to vector conversion process where the arcs, lines and text are clear, clean and unbroken. R2V has the capability to work in different image formats such as IMG, JPEG, PCX, PDF, PICT, GIF, TIFF, etc. and convert them into fully editable multilayer digital formats.

Cad Cam's R2V process is fully automatic, needs no human intervention and does away with slow and inaccurate hand tracing on a digitizing tablet. Simply scan your map or drawing and let R2V vectorize it automatically, at a high accuracy level. All the lines are extracted in seconds and displayed right on top of the image for verification and editing.