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Vectorize an image with text

Click here if you want to vectorize a color image to color vectors.

There are two methods for vectorizing an image with text.


Method 1


See Also: View text extents


1. Convert the text only using Run Menu > OCR ().
2. When you have achieved the best possible text conversion and deleted any unwanted text, convert the remaining raster elements using Run Menu > Vectorization ().


Method 2

This method converts text to editable vector text using OCR and converts all the remaining raster elements to vectors.


1. Go through the Raster Quality Checklist.
2. Go through the Raster Text Quality Checklist.
3. To convert the whole image make sure the whole image is displayed. You can display the whole image by clicking or pressing the Home key.

To convert part of the image select the area(s) you want to convert.

If you convert the image in parts you can use different OCR settings and vectorization settings on different parts of the image.

6. Click , press the F8 key or select Run Menu > All.

Text in the selected area(s) is converted to editable vector text using OCR. The remaining raster elements in the selected area(s) are converted to lines, polylines, circles, arcs or Bezier curves.


Press Ctrl+F6 or select Run Menu > Undo OCR to undo the converted text.

Press Ctrl+F7 or select Run Menu > Undo Vectorization to undo the converted vectors.


The vectors are displayed by type – i.e. they are colored according to the type of vector they are. Press C on your keyboard to view the vectors in their actual colors.


Problems? See Troubleshooting vector recognition, Troubleshooting OCR text recognition, Technical support



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