Vectoraster
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Creating vector-based raster patterns from bitmap images.   Shareware ($32.00)
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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

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What's New
Version 6.0.6:
  • Added a new export mode to save raw point location and size data to a CSV-file.
  • Fixed a bug with CMYK color-channel measuring.
  • A couple of typo fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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Lvdoc commented on 24 Feb 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!
[Version 6.0.4]


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Revco commented on 22 Mar 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.
[Version 5.1.1]

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Lost Minds (developer) replied on 17 May 2013
Sorry about that, should be fixed in the new version 5.2 released today.
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Denflinkegrafiker commented on 17 Sep 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 :)
[Version 5.0.1]


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Quixopix commented on 13 Sep 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!
[Version 5.0]


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Zincker reviewed on 13 Sep 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!
[Version 5.0]

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Lost Minds replied on 13 Sep 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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Zincker replied on 13 Sep 2012
Thank you, should have been more patient.
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Rondfranks reviewed on 08 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 4.1.0]


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Pan Tau reviewed on 06 May 2011
I love this software. Very fast and easy to use. But please increase the count of points over 1 million. Or just infinite;)
[Version 4.0.0]

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Rob replied on 08 Nov 2011
Nice, but sorry to disappoint, but there are no actual infinites :-)
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Mudflapper reviewed on 31 Mar 2008
Great app. Does just what I need it to do quickly and efficiently. Just enough options to tweak without being overkill.

Good price too.
[Version 2.1.2]


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WilliamD commented on 10 Feb 2008
Note: Toshiro Mifune in illustration of product !
[Version 2.1.1]


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magosilvan reviewed on 01 Oct 2007
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Animator had trouble on 29 Jan 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.
[Version 5.1.0]

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Lost Minds (developer) replied on 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 replied on 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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Werner-Müller had trouble on 13 Sep 2012
does it start on moutain lion?
[Version 5.0]



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Pedrotaquelim rated on 14 Apr 2014

[Version 6.0.5]



pjbmade rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



roi10 rated on 16 Oct 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



Janro rated on 16 Oct 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



ft-se rated on 10 Oct 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



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Pedrotaquelim rated on 03 Oct 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



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Zompus rated on 30 Sep 2012

[Version 5.0.1]



Ken Nickerson rated on 28 Sep 2012

[Version 5.0.1]



Diegz rated on 19 Sep 2012

[Version 5.0.1]



Ken Nickerson rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 5.0]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Shareware
Date:22 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $32.00
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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 limitations. To remove these limitations and get the full version you have to pay for the application.

Features:
  • Many different point shape types, from circles to polygons or custom shapes from imported EPS-files.
  • Use characters as point shapes from any installed font, using a specified text to select the characters.
  • Outline mode, where points are outlined, and you have to option to vary the point outline with point weight.
  • Set raster point color or use color from the primary or secondary source image.
  • Vary different parameters such as size, point aspect or shape contraction with the point weight to get different effects.Patterns
  • Six configurable raster pattern types, including alternating grid, radial and varied density distribution.
  • Four raster distortion modes to twist, bulge, wave or split the raster pattern.
  • Easily rotate and offset the raster pattern.Output
  • Copy raster curves straight into most other vector graphics software.
  • Vector export to EPS and PDF.
  • Bitmap image export to JPEG, PNG and TIFF.
  • Batch processing to apply rasters directly to all images in a directory or to frames in a quicktime movie file.
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