Tutorial: How to Convert a Bitmap to a Vector using Inkscape

Here is a quick and easy way to convert a rasterized image such as a bitmap, png, or jpeg into a vector graphic using Inkscape. The results can be adequate for most images right off the bat without too much editing. The first thing you need to do is locate your bitmap image file that you would like to convert to a vector graphic. Here, we will use this .png of a fruit fly:

Tutorial: What is a Vector Graphic

This tutorial will provide a brief introduction into the world of vector graphics, their differences from traditional rastorized graphics, and some advantages or disadvantages between the two types of graphics. To understand vector graphics, a simple explanation of a vector is required. A vector is commonly thought of as a point in space, or a node that also has a direction or amplitude associated with it.

Vectorstash Uploads its First 100 Free Vectors

The vectorstash website is now up, allowing for the completely free download of vector clip art for commercial or personal use. So far, 100 free vectors have been uploaded to help test the site out. Additional vectors will be uploaded quite frequently. So far, the providing a .svg free download seems to be the best way to provide the free vector. Vector preview files will also be displayed for each vector, along with a rating system to help determine the best vectors.

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