Online SVG Converter by Potrace. Trace and Posterize

or Drop them here
Up to 50 files

Example and demo

Original imagePotrace outputPosterized output

How to convert JPG/PNG to SVG step by step:

  • Click "Browse" to select JPG or PNG or just drag it to the field
  • Wait until your image is uploaded and traced or posterized.
  • Click the link "Download...." or click "Info" for share result. 
  • Download converted files or save them to your cloud storage

Please note, that output files will be automatically deleted from our server in one hour. Download them to your computer or save them to your Google Drive or Dropbox. You can also scan the QR code of the image to instantly save converted file(s) to your mobile device.

Keep your files safe

We make sure your images uploaded to our website are safe and secure. After conversion, the unique URL becomes invalid after one hour, and files are deleted from our server within 24 hours.

For beginners and professionals

You can select preset settings or make fine adjustments with 20 different settings, from the number of colors in the SVG to the thickness of the curves. Experiment.

No need to download any software

There are a huge number of tracing applications, we do it without any problems, just select the file, upload it and download the result!

Completely free of charge

We provide this service as is. It is completely free, but you can make a donation of a small amount if we save your time.

Say no registration

We do not need your e-mail address, name, location or any other personal data. We collect only impersonal visitor data.

Easy to use

Simply select images on your computer or drag it to start converting. Yes, it's so easy.

Questions and answers

Q: What can I do with this service?

You can trace your JPEG or PNG images to the SVG vector format.

Q: What image formats can I upload for conversion?

Currently, JPEG and PNG images are supported.

Q: What image formats can I convert to?

This converter only supports SVG. But you can use online vector converter to convert SVG to any other vector format, such as SVG to PDF.

Q: What is SVG?

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a scalable vector graphics language created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and based on XML format, designed to describe 2D vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. Supports both fixed and animated interactive graphics - or, in other terms, declarative and script graphics. This is an open standard, which is a recommendation of the W3C consortium. It has been developed since 1999. In 2001, version 1.0 was released, in 2011 - version 1.1, which is currently valid.

Q: Why do I need SVG at all?

Since the SVG format is open and recommended for use, this format will be the best option when working with the vector. Here are some of its advantages:

  • Small file sizes. And since it is inherently text-based, it allows you to get good compression results;
  • Any vector is well scaled, so your graphics will look good on any screen;
  • A large number of filters are supported and you can use interactive elements. All this leads to a very unique SVG format.
Q: What is Potrace

Potrace is a cross-platform, open-source software which converts bitmapped images into vector graphics. It is written and maintained by Peter Selinger

Q: What is tracing

Tracing or "vectorization" is the transformation of an image from a raster representation to a vector one. There is a huge quantity of tracers, both paid and free, and working in an offline and online. We try to provide the most flexible interfaces for conversion.

Q: What is posterize

Posterization or posterisation of an image entails conversion of a continuous gradation of tone to several regions of fewer tones, with abrupt changes from one tone to another. This was originally done with photographic processes to create posters. It can now be done photographically or with digital image processing, and may be deliberate or an unintended artifact of color quantization.

Q: When vectorization is used

It is used, as a rule, in case the raster image needs to be transferred for processing to the vector graphics editor. Basically, vectorization is used to improve image quality (e.g., a logo), to create an image that can be scaled without loss of quality, if further image processing will be carried out on special equipment, such as plotters, CNC machines.

Q: What if I got a huge SVG file size, what do I do next?

First, try different settings.

Usually the huge size is obtained only on photographic images. But if the size doesn't suit you, first of all try to perform optimization. For this we have a great service: minify SVG.

Q: What is JPEG?

JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg. File extension) means the Joint Photography Experts Group, named after the committee that created it. This has become the existing standard image of the day because of its compression capability. It's still a popular online image format commonly used for photos and other types of images.

Q: What is PNG?

The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format was designed to replace the old and simpler GIF format and, to some extent, the much more complex TIFF format. PNG is an open file format for storing raster images without loss. PNG provides a patent-free replacement for GIF and can also replace many common TIFF uses. Indexed, grayscale and true color images are supported, as well as an additional alpha channel for transparency.

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