Convert raster pixel art graphics to vector

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import vectorizePixelart from '';


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Convert raster pixel art graphics to vector.


$ npm install vectorize-pixelart

CLI usage

You may vectorize PNG image to SVG using next command:

$ vectorize-pixelart Input.png Output.svg

Also EPS output is supported:

$ vectorize-pixelart Input.png Output.eps

Online web usage

The package has been build with a Browserify version and available online:

Main limitation of the web version is that browser has issues when processing large SVG files. As there are no control over image displaying some resulting SVG might cause browser hang.


Please check vectorize-pixelart.js code.

So, basic usage is next:

  1. Read raster image.
  2. Trace image
var fs  = require('fs'),
    PNG = require('pngjs').PNG,
    ContourTracing = require('vectorize-pixelart/contour-tracing'),
    paUtils = require('vectorize-pixelart/utils');

// PNGImageData provides transparent pixel retrieving/comparasion interface
let image = new paUtils.PNGImageData('in.png')));

// Vector composer
let composer = new paUtils.SVG(image.height, image.width);


let tracer = new ContourTracing(image);
tracer.traceContours((contour, pixel) => {
    // Output next traced contour
    process.stdout.write(composer.path(contour, pixel));


Class: ContourTracing

Trace contours of a given image.

new ContourTracing(image)

Object image should contain height and width information. Also it should provide function comparePixels(y1, x1, y2, x2) { } and function getPixel(y1, x1). See PNGImageData.


Traces contours of a given image and return next contour to callback. The callback gets one argument (contour) that contains array of contour points [y, x].


Copyright (C) 2019 Sergii Zasenko

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