Questions tagged [vector-graphics]

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What PDF viewer will allow me to quickly view which elements are vector?

I work in the printing industry where having vector artwork for a job is paramount when it comes to the best production output. Often times clients will send me a PDF file that contains a raster image ...
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Cross-platform free vector editor for shutterstock contributors

Shutterstock has very strict submission requirements for vectors that make it hard to use free software, for example, "no bitmaps" - saving gradients in Inkscape, for example, results in the bitmap ...
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Offline OpenStreetMap with vector maps for Windows Phone?

I am using an HTC 7 Pro and I am looking for an OpenStreetMap app where I can download offline maps as vector maps. I need OpenStreetMap because the maps are very good in my area of Argentina. (...
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GUI app to create maps made up of polygons

What could I use for creating maps with polygon-shaped sections? Here's an example of what I'm talking about: This software should be able to create and edit these polygon maps. Ideally, they could ...
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App to convert existing image files to vector graphics?

I have some rather large PNG files, and I'd like to convert them to vector images for future use. Is there an app that can do this? I'm thinking something like I have to specify what is what in the ...
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Software for creating complex schematics involving organs and circuitry

I am looking for a Linux-based software that is best suited for creating these types of schematics, involving electric-style circuits and organisms / individual organs. I will have separate vector-...
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Alternative to Font Awesome

I use Font Awesome, but most of the icons I need are in the Pro Licence. Is there any free alternative to Font Awesome including a CDN like Font Awesome ?
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OS X graphic design app that supports vector graphics?

I'd like to start working with vector graphics instead of normal image files for my app icons. As screen resolutions get higher and higher, so do file sizes. I'd like an OS X app that supports ...
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Vector image to machine embroidery converter

Essentially a modern embroidery sewing machine is a 2d plotter that uses thread instead of a pen. However, most software for it takes raster images, does a process called autopunching to convert them ...
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What Linux program(s) support OpenType alternate glyphs and can explode to vector shapes?

I need some Linux based program that will allow me to create an assortment of drawings exported in SVG as exploded shapes that are primarily composed of a couple of words of text rendered with a few ...
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Vector-based editor with symbol library support

I need a vector graphics editor with support for symbol libraries. So far, I've looked at xfig, Inkscape, librecad and LibreOffice Draw. What I want is something where I can quickly create new ...
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Freeware EMF image editor

I'm looking for a free (basic) image editor capable of reading and writing EMF (enhanced metafile), besides the older WMF the only vector image format MS Office products can handle) vector image files....
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Gratis 2D floorplan drawing software

I am looking for something like FlDraw, to allow me to draw floor plans or shopping malls, offices, industrial plants and the like. The catch is that I want the parts of the floorplan to be ...
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vector graphics mark-up language for maths diagrams

I want to draw math diagrams, which I think falls in the category of vector graphics. I used the Tex package TikZ for a long time, but the language is not clean enough for me and feels like a hack ...
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A scriptable cross-platform diagram editor?

I'm looking for a vector graphics editing program that will easily let me create and maintain diagrams in specific diagramming techniques. The diagrams I need support for are all network diagrams: ...
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Vector drawing app for Android

On my tablet (Android 4.4.2) I would like to be able to make vector drawings using the touchscreen. Many apps exist that can do vector drawings but they seem to focus either on handwritten notes or ...
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Which software to draw figures?

I'm searching a software for windows with which I can easily create figures. I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX. Of course I could do the figures in LaTeX (Tikz) but this is very time consuming. ...
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Vector drawing / CAD program with measurement uncertainties

I sometimes try to model real-life objects in the computer. Be it for 3D printing a replacement part, or making a plan of my apartment. One problem I have is that I don't measure perfectly, and these ...
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Cheap modern image editor to stitch images, draw basic shapes, crop, resize

I need graphics software to edit images. The requirements I'm interested in are: very cheap license (< $25, free, or trial-usable forever) not very old DLL dependency (VB6 or similar) not very old ...
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

How can I simplify SVG files (all the paths inside it) using a Windows command line tool? It's important that it be fast because I should use it in production. Adobe Illustrator has a good simplifier (...
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SVG search engine

I am looking for a search engine that efficiently finds vector images (so SVG, mostly). I should not show results for other formats such as web pages or PDF Available online, free to use It must be a ...
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What software should I use for drawing force diagrams?

I would like to include some drawings, especially some force diagrams to my thesis. For instance, I would like to sketch some figures like: I have a few possibilities Draw them in PowerPoint ...
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Non-proprietary Presentation / Vector Graphics Animation

I would like a WYSIWYG editor similar to Power Point (or Hyper Card) but the output needs to be readable in a standard way that can be easily embedded in another app without licencing issues. We'd ...
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SVG internationalization (generate .svg for several languages)

I have an SVG file and want to maintain it in several languages. I am currently using Inkscape and does not seem to have any such feature. The SVG standard has internationalization parts but it ...
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Alternative to Inkscape that does not embed software-specific tags in the SVG

Inkscape has a number of useful features, but it tends to create SVGs with certain Inkscape-specific tags which makes it difficult for SVG editing software on other platforms (such as Adobe ...
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Creating a logo with style similar to Flask's

I'm wondering what are the options for creating a logo in a style similar to Flask, the requests library and some Flask extensions, like: flask-restless flask-script frozen-flask I've googled a lot ...
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App or site to make font-based clipart?

I want to make a set of images of letters and numbers, in different colors. Specifically I'm working on a children's game, and want a 100x100 px image of each alphabet (English) letter and number. ...
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Java library for multi-media and graphics

I need to port to Java some apps that are targeted to mobile and desktop environments. They rely on either Cairo or Quartz2d (Linux or macOS), SDL and OpenGL. Can anyone suggest me an open-source ...
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C++ open source library for curve fitting

I'm searching for the most minimalist C++ open source library that allows to obtain a curve parameters (e.g. Bezier) given a set of points. In my application the user gets some strokes by drawing on ...
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Extract bitmaps from SVG

I have created a few SVG files with Inkscape, embedded bitmaps there and later deleted the original bitmaps. I'd now like to extract the bitmap from the SVGs to get the original bitmaps back. I can ...
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Online tool for drawing organic compounds and exporting to SVG?

I want to be able to quickly generate an organic compound and export it to SVG format. In particular I need to be able to draw polymer units with brackets. Is there an online tool for this?
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Best software for interactive info graphics

I have a wide touch screen wall, I'm building a interactive info graphic. Which software is recommended for building HD interactive infographic with animations. The animated elements I'm looking for ...
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To create comic book, multi page, vector based, free/open source alternative

Which software should I use to create a multi page comic book, drawing vector based paths like in inkscape, being free/open source and running on Windows or Linux? One requirement is that it should ...
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High-level library for 2D interactive graphics

I am looking for a software library / component with the following capabilities: Manage spatial (position, shape, size) information about 2D objects Render those objects to screen / image Handle ...
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Is there any free software that can open InDesign files?

I have a flyer that another person created with InDesign. The gave me the raw InDesign files. Is there any free (as in no cost) software that I can use to open the file and edit it? I personally use ...
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Is there a graphic design software specifically for creating stick figures?

For a group of non-designers, is there a graphic editing software that is specifically geared to creating stick figures like the one below? High level requirements (ideal) A SaaS offering supporting ...
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unified document editor

There are a lot of "Office" clones, but I'm looking for something that is a bit different. I am looking for a document editor that has a single unified interface and which does not distinguish ...
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Searching for Program to draw vertices

I cant seem to find exactly what im looking for. I have a 3D triangle (x,y,z) vertices that i want to display on the screen. Im just looking for a simple online program that i can enter in (x,y,z),(x1,...
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CAD vector graphic editor

I want to make some vector graphic icons but what I sadly found out any of simple vector graphic editor do not support CAD-like functions like make line length depends of other line or constrain angle ...
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Animated SVG image viewer for Linux

I there an Linux Image viewer for animated SVG files? Like this one: https://github.com/sharkdp/fd/raw/master/doc/screencast.svg?sanitize=true
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What software can be used to make this cartoon-like graphic?

What software or fonts can be used to make the following graphic? Edit: I think the font is from http://blambot.com.
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Find optimal distribution of repeating graphic in given frame

I'm looking for a tool, that, given a vector graphic and a minimum distance, will find the optimal distribution of a maximum number of copies on a given frame. This is meant to minimise material waste ...
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Vector drawing app with “partial erase” (raster-like)

I'm looking for a free vector drawing app, supporting MS Surface Pen, with a feature where you can erase parts of lines by dragging the eraser over them. I mean an effect like if I was erasing a part ...
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Animating image sprites and outputing scene to gif

I have a requirment to take a bunch of ball images, and animate their locations overtime following a curved path. The scene should ultimately look like a bunch of balls bouncing around in a blower. ...
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Software for creating and maintaining a vector icon set

I use InkScape (both Windows and OS X) for creating vector-based flat icons, but the process is really painful: opening the icons files one-by-one, exporting them one-by-one to png, there is not a "...
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Draw C++ assembly dependencies in Linux

I've been moving most of my development to Linux for the past 2 years. One of the things I haven't figured out how to migrate yet is drawing assembly dependencies for C++ projects. In Visual Studio ...
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How can I create Google(Android)-style images?

I'm trying to achieve this style: Notice that I'm talking only about the imagery of the screenshots, I'm not talking about Material Design. This style they're using seems really minimalist and simple,...
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3D editor with a ability to draw 2D vector graphics on a surface?

Suppose I drew a cube in Blender. I can apply a material on it's surface which is in fact 2D raster graphics. But I want vector graphics, not raster. So, are there any 3D editors, which allows to draw ...
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Workflow and tools to augment screenshots with custom arrows, numbers, boxes etc

I am looking for a workflow and tools to achieve the following: Create a screenshot (from a specific region of the screen) Add custom-made icons to the screenshots (such as arrows, numbers, boxes etc....
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Free open-source software for creating cartoon like characters on Windows

I have technical some technical topics on my blog like refactoring, coding, design patterns, etc. To express the ideas and explain the concepts, I want to add cartoon characters on my blog. ...