Vectorization (computer graphics)

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In computer graphics, vectorization refers to the process of converting raster graphics into vector graphics.

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Unlike the opposite process rasterization, vectorization is not well defined, meaning there is not a single correct answer. Many different algorithms exist, and each gives different results. This is because vector representations are more abstract than pixels.

See also

  • Scanning
  • Digitizing
  • CAD data exchange
  • Comparison of raster to vector conversion software
  • Optical character recognition