if you build it, they may come — AI and art … Vector Magic

Mickey Mouse Sorcerers Apprendice

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Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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Create vector images in a snap with Vector Magic

by Peter Butler Daily Download.com c/net Nov 9 2007

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“… A new tool called Vector Magic–the result of Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory research project by James Diebel and Jacob Norda –seems to be a valuable addition to the arsenal of free apps available for creating and editing images online.

“Basically, Vector Magic takes rasterized (also called pixelated) images and converts them to vector (or scalable) images. The result is an image that can be easily resized with no blur or pixelation–an ideal format for logos or other images that need to appear both large and small. Vector Magic supports the uploading of JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF formats, and can export its final products as EPS, SVG, or PNG files. ” … (full article)

Image Credit: Walt Disney

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Newcomb’s commentary: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke

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