If you don’t know which Auto Trace mode to choose, don’t worry—Vectornator can do it for you! With our CoreML Machine Learning model, our Auto Trace feature will analyze your images and automatically select the “Photography” or “Sketch” mode.
Sketch Mode scans your drawings on paper and turns your pen and pencil lines into editable vector paths. This mode works particularly well with hand-drawn lettering and logos.
If you’re unsure which Auto Trace mode to choose, don’t sweat it—Vectornator does it for you! Thanks to our CoreML Machine Learning model, Auto Trace analyzes your images and automatically selects the “Photography” or “Sketch” mode for you.
Photography Mode will auto-select all the tiny pixels in a raster image and transform them into vector shapes that you can edit and scale to any size.
Auto Tracing is a process in Vectornator that allows you to transform any image into vector graphics. Our image trace technology is especially powerful when it comes to turning black and white sketches into editable vector paths. Our Auto Trace functionality can even turn photos into digital paintings with customizable brushstrokes. To understand more about why designing with vectors is a good idea, our Design Tips section is a great source of content.
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression and transparent backgrounds. The image trace technology inside Vectornator allows you to transform high-resolution PNG images into vectors. It can also do the same for JPGs.
It's super easy. Simply import and select the sketch or photo you want to image trace and select Auto Trace in the Quick Actions tab. Our software will automatically analyze your input image and decide between "Sketch" or "Picture" in the "Type" picker section of the Inspector. Next, our tracing options allow you to adjust the complexity and contrast settings to get the perfect level of detail in your digital artwork. Finally, hit the Auto Trace button and watch your raster graphics turn into high-resolution images within seconds! Once complete, you can use the additional options and tools in Vectornator to refine your design.
There are some image trace websites that offer to convert raster graphics into vectors for free. However, the outcome isn't always as precise as you'd like. Vectornator is free to use for anyone with an iOS device, and the quality of our Auto Trace functionality is something we're proud of.
Vectornator runs on iPadOS 13 & iOS 13 and later or macOS Big Sur or later (Native M1 support).
If you have an older Mac and cannot upgrade to Big Sur, we have the option to download the previous release of Vectornator that you can download on your macOS Catalina too. Download it here ➞