Vectoraster
Vectoraster
7.4.8

5.0

Vectoraster free download for Mac

Vectoraster7.4.8

07 May 2020

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 7.4.8:
New:
  • Negative Point aspect values are now allowed.
Fixed:
  • A problem with loading files that use unavailable fonts.
  • A small precision problem in the diagonal spacing of alternating raster points with the same spacing option enabled.
Improved:
  • Technical diagnostic information in the support/feedback dialogue.
  • Connection security and handling of network problems during license syncing.

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15 Reviews of Vectoraster

The-Crow
01 July 2018
Version: 7.3.1

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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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The-Crow
01 July 2018
Version: 7.3.1
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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Detlevski
18 October 2016
Version: 7.0.0
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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DRNash
18 October 2014
Version: 6.1.0
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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Lvdoc
24 February 2014
Version: 6.0.4
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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Revco
22 March 2013
Version: 5.1.1
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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Animator
29 January 2013
Version: 5.1.0
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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Denflinkegrafiker
17 September 2012
Version: 5.0.1
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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Quixopix
13 September 2012
Version: 5.0
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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Werner-Müller
13 September 2012
Version: 5.0
does it start on moutain lion?
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incrzr
13 September 2012
Version: 5.0
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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Rondfranks
08 November 2011
Version: 4.1.0
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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Pan-Tau
06 May 2011
Version: 4.0.0
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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Steve K
01 April 2008
Version: 2.1.2
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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Magosilvan
01 October 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Very crude (not mature) app, above all in the manual. I didn't find a word about the secondary image or the meaning of the various settings which are really little intuitive (to obtain lines you must set polygon of six edges and proper sizes! Some info may be deducted only from the screenshots in authors site, but using it is still enigmatic. The Display window sometimes disappears. To PETER: it can open jpeg files, they must be dropped NOT in the big grey window but into the little "image well" on top right.
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IamPter
01 October 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Shouldn't you have more than bitmap as an option to turn into a vector based object? What about psd, jpeg, gif and of course png? Thank you, Peter Apokotos http://apokotos.com http://knightrider.org http://macmariner.org
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