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Vectoraster 7

macOS 10.11 or later
Free to try

Version 7.3.6
Released 2018-12-11
Version history

Vectoraster 7

Vectoraster 7 Icon
Version 7.3.6
for macOS 10.11 or later

Version history

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Vectoraster 7

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.

Earlier versions of Vectoraster 7, compatible with macOS 10.9 and 10.10 can be found here.


There is a collection of projects that could work as inspiration for what you could use Vectoraster 7 for here on Behance:

Inspiration on Behance


  • 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.
  • Many different raster patterns with detailed control of how the points are placed.
  • Easily rotate and offset the raster pattern, and add multiple distortions like randomization, waves and twists.
  • Vary the strength of raster distortions using source images and gradients.
  • 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.

New in Vectoraster 7
  • Parametric gradient sources. In addition to using imported images as sources for your raster you can now define linear and radial gradients you can adjust in Vectoraster.
  • More dynamic properties. Greatly increased the possibilities to have different point aspects, like shape, size and color, vary across the raster.
  • New interface. Redesigned to be more consistent, efficient and responsive.
  • Improved stroke and fill properties. Improved separate settings for point fill and stroke parameters that can be used individually or together.
  • Flexible raster distortions. You can now combine multiple distortions to your raster pattern (like waves, twists or randomisations), each with improved individual control over position and scale.
And much more, check out the Version history for full details.

Reviews and sites

Links to reviews or features of Vectoraster 7 on other sites.

"Briefly, Vectoraster is definitely one of the best image to vector graphics converters I tested so far. Plus, it comes with a very reasonable price."
"To sum it all up, Vectoraster is a highly customizable OS X application that helps you create vector-based raster patterns with just a couple of mouse clicks."
Review (Vectoraster 6)
"There are so many values to modify, so many permutations of values and images that you can use, I can't wait to see what the community comes up with. Additionally, you can use it to support other design software. possibilities, possibilities."
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Review (Vectoraster 6)
"The cool thing about this app is the discoverability of the app. Import an image and start playing with sliders and buttons, and you'll soon find yourself spending a considerable amount of time coming up with ways you can use the app in your design work."

Purchase process
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