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Vectoraster is a graphics utility for creating vector-based raster patterns and halftones based on bitmap images.

The raster patterns and point shapes can be freely configured to produce different styles. The resulting rasters can then either be exported as vectors to EPS or PDF files, as images to JPEG, PNG, or TIFF, or simply copied into most graphics software. With the batch processing tool you can also easily apply rasters to frames in a movie to use the effects in animation. Basic halftones demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7gb19soxBo

You can download and try Vectoraster for free, but with some more...

What's New

Version 6.0.8:
  • Fixed bug where batch processing input source alternatives would be incorrectly disabled
  • Fixed bug where disabling the text raster all letters option would not work as expected
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash on mismatch between primary and secondary source image size

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

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Lvdoc Member IconComment+535
Lvdoc
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I've only tinkered with this for a few minutes, and already I'm certain to make a purchase next payday! The other programs I've looked into either require an up front purchase from the MAS (with no demo) or are well beyond my price range.

The fact that this author provides a demo (with restrictions on the image, understandably) went a long way toward enabling me to determine who is going to get my money! Thanks, developer!

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Version 6.0.4
Revco Member IconComment+291
Revco
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Every time I launch 5.1.1 it tells me that I need to run Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. I am on 10.6.8. Time to contact dev.

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Version 5.1.1
Lost Minds (Developer)
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Sorry about that, should be fixed in the new version 5.2 released today.

Animator Member IconComment+15
Animator
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I'm getting this: "Vectoraster.app" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

Rather than we users loosening our security settings, is it a problem to become an "identified developer"? (Not necessarily Mac store, which I know is a hassle.) I hope it isn't costly to you to be "identified"...

Great idea for an app, and I'm looking forward to creating with it.

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Version 5.1.0
Lost Minds (Developer)
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Becoming an "identified developer" is just a matter of paying Apple to get a certificate. It's not terribly expensive, but I haven't done it as I don't like the way Apple is trying to get control over all software distribution for the platform.

Animator
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I hear ya talking there, and pretty much agree with you. Since I posted, I have learned to open apps in this situation by control-clicking and using the popup menu -- so, once known, an easy workaround. Good luck with Vectoraster!

Denflinkegrafiker Member IconComment+12
Denflinkegrafiker
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Nice app... make's it easier to create those cool kind of Roy Lichtenstein raster images. To be honest - I'll probably not use it more than couple of times a year... but that's enough time to cash in :)

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Version 5.0.1
Quixopix Member IconComment+28
Quixopix
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I bought this software as it does something I have been looking for, for a long time. I love the way it creates wavy varying lines to create an image. I wish there was a way one could alter the wave lines with a an adjustable curve to then be able to make a portrait like what money has.

Its simply an amazing tool.

The Darwin image in the video displays what I'm talking about. I could probably break Darwin up into "sections" manually and do a wavy pattern for his hair, a wavy pattern for each eye and cheek and then assemble each section together to make an amazing composition.

Looking forward to more upgrades!

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Version 5.0
Werner-Müller Member IconComment+0
Werner-Müller
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does it start on moutain lion?

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Version 5.0
Zincker Member IconReview+53
Zincker
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This was longtime on my wishlist and today with the sales-discount I instantly bought it. Love the possibilities and the effects you can create.

I just tried to export a .eps-file and open it in Illustrator but with no luck (CS5 and CS6 both hang and beachball). Opening the same file as .pdf is no problem. Please fix, thanks!

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Version 5.0
Lost Minds
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Opening EPS files with a lot of entities (like thousands of points) is very slow in Illustrator, and while it loads you get the spinning beachball cursor, but they eventually load in all our tests. So try using fewer points, copy&paste the raster into Illustrator, or use PDF as you did instead. If you're still having problems, please contact us using the information in the manual, and we'll try to fix it in the next update.

Zincker
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Thank you, should have been more patient.

Rondfranks Member IconReview+68
Rondfranks
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I never heard of this program before today, but I must say that after playing around with just the text settings for a few minutes that it's definitely worth the full price, let alone the great sale price I got today.

It's not only fun, fast, and clean, but I can see some really great applications for the generated imagery. What a pleasant surprise.

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Version 4.1.0
Pan Tau Member IconReview+2
Pan Tau
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I love this software. Very fast and easy to use. But please increase the count of points over 1 million. Or just infinite;)

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Version 4.0.0
Rob
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Nice, but sorry to disappoint, but there are no actual infinites :-)

Mudflapper Member IconReview+260
Mudflapper
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Great app. Does just what I need it to do quickly and efficiently. Just enough options to tweak without being overkill.

Good price too.

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Version 2.1.2
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Pedrotaquelim
Version 6.0.5
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pjbmade
Version 5.0.2
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Janro
Version 5.0.2
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ft-se
Version 5.0.2
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Pedrotaquelim
Version 5.0.2
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Zompus
Version 5.0.1
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Ken Nickerson
Version 5.0.1
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Ken Nickerson
Version 5.0
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Harzlmann
Version 4.1.0
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Vess
Version 4.1.0
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Downloads 22,004
Version Downloads 473
License Shareware
Date 17 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $32.00
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