Marisa Therezza, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / August 09, 2013
JPEG is a raster graphics file format, which means that it stores characteristics of every pixel of your digital photo. As for vector graphics, it's opposed to raster images since it involves geometric descriptions that can be rendered independently of the display size. With the software on this list, you can easily convert .jpeg files into vector file formats (SVG, AI, CDR, etc.).
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Vector Magic Desktop Edition automatically converts bitmaps into vector images. It offers the same features as the Vector Magic webservice. This piece of software is a great solution to save precious time when it comes to converting low resolution images into vector illustrations.
Img2CAD is a handy and lightweight software tool that allows you to convert any image file into vectorial image format, ready to be edited with any CAD application. The program is capable of converting in batches any number of source images and you can even select full folders and let the program find the image files inside them for you.
Vextractor is a simple-to-use yet powerful application that offers a much simpler and faster solution for converting raster images to vector ones. Also known as a vectorizer, this kind of application is capable of converting raster images of any kind, may they be logos, drawings, maps, photos or illustrations, to popular vector formats.
It is a powerful and complete toolkit for drawing and editing and professionally editing of high precision technical illustrations. It offers a set of specialized applications to perform 2D and 3D graphics, converting bitmap images into vector, capturing and editing photographs, creating flowcharts, 3D to 2D file conversion, among others.
VeryPDF HTML converter allows you to convert websites to several formats. It allows you to create previews or thumbnails of web sites in several formats, such as TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PCX, TGA, JP2 (JPEG2000), PNM, etc. This application doesn't depend on print drivers. Just the opposite, it has its own means to produce conversions of high quality.
WinTopo Pro is a program to convert images to vector data. By using this program, you will be able to acquire images from a TWAIN source - such as a scanner or a camera - and vectorize them, so that you can use them with CAD or GIS systems. You can also convert into vector data almost any image already saved in your system (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and BMP are the supported formats).
Advanced Image Viewer and Converter is a comprehensive graphics editing solution that allows you to view images and convert them to multiple formats. The program enables you to view your images in a slideshow, selecting the sequence order, time delay between images and special effects you would like to include.
Print2cad is a utility converter that facilitates conversion of PDF, PLT (HPGL), PDF/A-, TIFF, JPEG, DWF, and EPS files into DWG, DXF or DGN format, followed by option of importing them into a CAD system, however the application doesn’t require any AutoCAD program to run. There is provision of vectorizing pixel images, which can be embedded or saved into separate files.
Able Graphic Manager is a utility that enables you to convert graphic files into different formas. The program also lets you view the graphics on its main window and to print and edit them with many useful tools. The program supports working with many files at the same time.
VectorNow is a raster to vector converter, that convert BMP, TIFF, GIF, JPG file into editable DWG/DXF file. Main Features: - Create editable lines by the original image, no AutoCAD requested. - Input image file: Scanned drawings or any images in formats of BMP, JPG (JPEG), GIF, TIF (TIFF), PNG, etc. - Color or black-and-white image with gray stages is also supported.