Some of the important features of the Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG) addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG).
In short, Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG) is a browser extension that let you easily vectorize an input image (.png, .jpg, .bmp, etc.) and download the svg file to your machine. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
4 Reasons to Use Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG)
Has a stand-alone popup window to drag and drop an image.
Has a console to inform you about ongoing processes.
Can vectorize an image with 16 different techniques.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG)?
Image Vectorizer is a browser add-on that helps you serialize any image. It accepts a wide variety of images including png, jpg, bmp, and more. Simply drag & drop an image in the addon (top left corner of the UI) and then click on the action button. The vectorized image will be rendered at the result box (top right corner). You can choose your desired serializing method from the drop-down list within the UI. The pre-set method is - default. There are 15 other methods to choose from the list. There is also a -live preview - button to make the vectorizing process on the fly. As you change any method, the result will be rendered in the top right section without pressing on the action button. Once a rasterizing process is done, the vectorized image will be displayed in the top right corner with a download button attached to it. Click on this button to download the image to your machine. Please note that the download location is the default download folder in your browser.
2. How can I work with this add-on?
In order to work with this addon, as mentioned above, simply drag & drop an image file in the - circular yellow section - within the app UI. Then, click on the action button and wait for few seconds for the rasterizing process and finally download your vectorized image (SVG) from the top right section (rectangular area with a download button). Once a vectorizing process is done, you can start a new job. Moreover, you can terminate any process by pressing on the reload button at the top right corner. For a vectorizing process, you can choose 15 different pre-set methods and one customized option. In the customized method, there are four variables to set. If you want to see a live preview of the SVG image, please mark the corresponding check-box in the UI. As mentioned above, in order to download the resulting image, please click on the - Download - button at the top right corner within the UI.
3. How can I download the source code for Image Vectorizer (Convert to SVG)?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is the SVG file format?
SVG or scalable vector graphics, is an XML-like file, containing two-dimensional image information. The browser reads this information and renders the image when needed. The resulting SVG image can be opened in almost all image editing software and can be edited easily. Moreover, the image quality for the SVG file is dynamic. In other words, it can adapt its quality when resized (due to the vectorized nature). You can also import the SVG image to any file format that you like.
5. How does Image Vectorizer addon work?
Image Vectorizer uses a library called - imagetracer. It is a free and open-source tool for vectorizing image files within the client side (in your browser and without using any servers or internet connection). Please note that, because this is an ongoing project, you might see some bugs in vectorizing image files. Please fill the bug report form in this page, to report the bug or having a feature request.
6. How do I turn the extension OFF?
When app UI is closed, this addon is completely OFF and has no usage (RAM/CPU) on your system at all. Alternatively, if you want to completely turn-off the addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button from there.
7. Is this extension available for mobile Firefox (Firefox for Android)?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms including mobile Firefox and Opera browsers.
8. How can I reload the app UI?
When you open the app UI, you will see a reload button on the top right corner of the screen. Please press on this button to reload the UI. Also note that, reloading the UI will terminate all active operations and reset the optimization process.
9. How can I download the vectorized image?
As mentioned above, once the rasterizing process is done, the vectorized image will be rendered in the top right rectangular area. Simply click on the - download button - in order to download the optimized image. Please note that the image will be downloaded to the default download location in your machine.
10. How can I change the download location for the optimized image?
To change the download location, please head to the settings tab in your browser and then find the download section. Within this section, you can adjust the download path. This will globally change the download location for all your downloads in the browser.
11. What input file format(s) does this addon accept?
This addon accepts most common image file formats including PNG, BMP, JPG, etc. If you choose a big image, the vectorizing process will be longer compared to a smaller image (also depends on the image size). However, the bigger the image is, the resulting SVG file will be more accurate.
12. Do I need an internet connection to work with this addon?
No, this addon does not need any internet connection to work with. Simply open the UI and start vectorizing an image. Moreover, it works on all modern browsers and platforms.
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