Vectoraster
Vectoraster
7.4.5

5.0

Vectoraster free download for Mac

Vectoraster

7.4.5
16 October 2019

Creating vector-based raster patterns from bitmap images.

Overview

Vectoraster is a graphics utility for creating vector-based raster patterns and halftones based on images or gradients. The raster patterns and point shapes can be changed and varied across the pattern to produce many different styles. The resulting raster is always shown, updating in real time as you change parameters. The result can then easily be exported as vectors to EPS or PDF files, as images to JPEG, PNG or TIFF, or simply copied and pasted into most graphics software.

You can download and try Vectoraster for free, but with some limitations. To remove these limitations and get the full version you have to pay for the application.

Features:
  • General
    • Many different point shape types, including circles, polygons, font characters and imported custom vector shapes or images
    • Detailed control of how you want point shape, transformation and color to vary over the raster
    • Base how the raster points vary on source images, gradients you define live in Vectoraster, or a combination
    • Advanced line-raster mode with lines of varying width instead of points
  • Patterns
    • Many different raster patterns with detailed control of how the points are placed.
    • Easily rotate and offset the raster pattern, and add multiple distrotions like waves and twists.
  • Output
    • Copy raster output and paste it straight into most vector graphics software.
    • File export to EPS and PDF for vector output, and JPEG, PNG and TIFF for bitmap.
    • Export point data (location and size) to a CSV file for further CAD or other processing.

What's new in Vectoraster

Version 7.4.5:
  • Fixes some precision problems when exporting thin strokes on small filled points.

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The-Crow
01 July 2018

Most helpful

This looks like a great app that I'm really interested in. I don't want to turn my comment into flame-bait, and I know this is really nit-picky...but why can't people use proper English anymore? It drives me nuts! Does the average user not actually know that "Will Vectoraster work good on macOS..." is incorrect? it should be "work WELL on macOS...". Pet peeve (just like people who don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose") and I normally hold my tongue. It's just that everywhere I look, the average user's literacy is going down the toilet. I always believed the MacUpdate users were better educated than the average. Sorry - my next comment will be a review of this software, which looks very useful...
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Version 7.3.1
The-Crow
01 July 2018
This looks like a great app that I'm really interested in. I don't want to turn my comment into flame-bait, and I know this is really nit-picky...but why can't people use proper English anymore? It drives me nuts! Does the average user not actually know that "Will Vectoraster work good on macOS..." is incorrect? it should be "work WELL on macOS...". Pet peeve (just like people who don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose") and I normally hold my tongue. It's just that everywhere I look, the average user's literacy is going down the toilet. I always believed the MacUpdate users were better educated than the average. Sorry - my next comment will be a review of this software, which looks very useful...
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Version 7.3.1
1 answer(s)
Flavum
Flavum
19 September 2018
I notified MacUpdate about this months ago, but apparently changing one word of code is too much trouble. For a real chuckle, the MU page for Grammarian Pro says the same thing. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10071/grammarian-pro
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Detlevski
18 October 2016
If you are looking for creating great vector raster images you should try Vectoraster. It is a great and especially different way to create raster image artwork. I already tried PatterNodes by the same developer and like it because you think and create differently than you would do using (traditional) graphical apps. But be warned, you will create nice vector artwork and I am sure you will want to use and buy Vectoraster. The developer is very responsive too. You can download the trial from the website.
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Version 7.0.0
DRNash
18 October 2014
NB. Version 6.1.0 has been (hopefully temporarily) rolled back to v. 6.0.9 From the web site: "A new small update (v 6.1.0) of Vectoraster was just released a few hour ago, and sent out through the update system. However, unfortunately it seems something was wrong with the file and the updated app didn’t work for some users. For now we’ve rolled back the version to 6.0.9, so if you’re having problem with the new version you can just download the old version again. We’re now investigating what has gone wrong, and we’ll re-release the version as soon as we fix the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience."
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Version 6.1.0
1 answer(s)
DRNash
DRNash
19 October 2014
Now available again (19 Oct)
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Lvdoc
24 February 2014
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
22 March 2013
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
1 answer(s)
Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
17 May 2013
Sorry about that, should be fixed in the new version 5.2 released today.
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Animator
29 January 2013
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
2 answer(s)
Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
17 May 2013
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.
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Animator
Animator
17 May 2013
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!
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Denflinkegrafiker
17 September 2012
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
13 September 2012
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
13 September 2012
does it start on moutain lion?
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Version 5.0
incrzr
13 September 2012
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
2 answer(s)
Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
13 September 2012
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.
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incrzr
incrzr
13 September 2012
Thank you, should have been more patient.
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$39.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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