Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes our customers before requesting a quote for converting images to vector ask a number of questions regarding vectorizing processes and our service. Our FAQ section, has been built upon customer queries and you can find many answers to your questions about vector photos, image conversion, tracing or file types, etc. right in this section. If after going through the answers you still have unanswered questions feel free to send your inquiry to our team at [email protected] or simply use our Contact Us form. We will be happy to assist you with the best possible solution.
Raster images, also known as bitmaps, consist of square pixels (dots) and when scaled up they significantly lose their quality causing images to look either blurry or even sometimes unrecognizable and distorted. The mostly used raster file formats are JPG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG, RAW, etc. Below you can see a sample of resized jpeg image:
Vector images are known for their high quality features and never decreasing quality despite the size of the artwork. The widely used vector file formats are AI, CDR, EPS, SVG, PDF, SWF, DXF, etc.
Vector images are often used in various printing or digital platforms to give precise and high resolution quality for the visuals. The common areas of use are large- and small-format digital printing, sign printing, vinyl cutting, posters printing, billboards printing, t-shirt printing, laser engraving, embroideries, flash animation, etc.
Vectorization is the process of converting raster (bitmap) images into high quality vectors. Please click here to see the video. Some people use the word "tracing" to express the process of vectorization. To be more specific, tracing means the outlining of the shapes and objects in the image for the purpose of vectorization.
In order to be able to convert your image to vector, we need to see it first. Please visit our Submit Order section on the home page. Fill it out and press Submit button! Once we receive your request, we will contact you shortly with a price and time estimate which will be based on the complexity of your submitted image(s). Upon your payment, our professional designers will start the conversion of your artwork(s).
If you happen to have troubles in using our online system you can always email us your pictures to [email protected]. We also accept cloud links such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
Once you complete the payment for your order in most cases we will send you the vectorized file(s) within 24 hours. If we need more time for vectorization we will notify you in advance.
By default we provide our customers with .eps, .ai and .pdf file formats unless they request other specific file formats while placing their order. Note that these files are usually compatible with the needs of printing agencies or other entities that use vector graphics.
Yes, you can! Please do it as soon as possible after placing the payment.
Usually yes, you will. It depends on when you will notify us of your cancellation. If you have completed the payment and our designer has not yet started the vectorization, then yes, we will happily refund your payment. Please note that that we have fast turnaround times for vectorization, and you have to act quickly.
If you cancel your order after receiving the vectorized files, we will not be able to provide you a refund. However, we will be happy to assist you and apply additional changes to your artwork with no extra cost in a reasonable framework. We strongly advise you to inform us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your order.
Prior to establishing the online vector service we had worked in the field of vectorization and graphic design for many years. This gave us the opportunity to enrich our font database with thousands of unique and modern fonts. We use them and other special techniques to identify the font in the artwork. If the text in the submitted image for vectorizing is a hand drawn letters, we offer two options for conversion: first exact tracing of the letter shapes as they appear in the image, second, finding the closest looking font used in the artwork. It is also possible to write the text in a different font, all you need to do is to specify which font you prefer to be used in the image.
We convert different types of images to vector, starting from simple logos to complex photographs. We accept orders in most file formats: jpgs, pngs, tiffs, psds, pdfs, etc. We also have professional AutoCad specialists in the team and can vectorize complex blueprints, schemes, and floorplans using metric system.
If your picture for vectorization exceeds 10 mbs, feel free to use any of cloud storage options (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). You can also use WeTransfer and send us the image(s) to [email protected]. No matter how you submit the files for quote request, please always mention your instructions and expectation for vectorizing.