Vector Magic is available as a stand-alone desktop application for both Windows PC and Mac. Convert images offline and work seamlessly with major graphics software like Illustrator, Corel DRAW, and others via copy-paste and drag-and-drop functionality.
Supported operating systems:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 (desktop, not mobile) and Mac OS X 10.7 and higher are the officially supported operating systems.
The program does not work on earlier versions of Windows or OS X. There is no Linux version.
The algorithms employed by Vector Magic use advanced features available only in modern processors and significant amounts of memory (memory consumption depends on the size of your input image with larger images requiring more memory).
This means that you need to have a computer with at least a pentium III class processor and a recommended minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM. For larger (>1,000×1,000 pixels) images we recommend 1 gigabyte of RAM or more.
The maximum size of images that you are able to process with the desktop application depends on the available memory.
Image Size Limitations
The Desktop Edition has a hard image size limitation of 20 Megapixels (e.g. 4,000 x 5,000 pixels, though we don’t enforce an aspect ratio).
Furthermore, each image megapixel requires 100 megabytes of available RAM (= not used by other programs) or 200 megabytes of physical RAM, whichever is less restrictive.
So in order to process a 20 megapixel image, your machine would need at least 2 gigabytes of available RAM, OR at least 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.