Through an email from Sitepoint, I recently discovered VectorMagic, which is a tool to convert bitmap images to vector graphics. (For those who are not nerds and/or graphics enthusiasts, you will not hurt my feelings if you stop reading right now.) Vector Magic is a vector conversion Flex application built by some geniuses at Stanford. Though this is not a new idea, the Stanford guys have really stepped up the quality of output, which happens to be leaps and bounds about Adobe Illustrator’s fairly new LiveTrace feature (arguably the best tool for vectorizing bitmaps…until now).
The samples prove the quality. And best of all, it’s a free online app! I can’t wait to actually use it.