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Vector Paint

Vector Image Artwork Application


Tiny
Published 06/01/2012 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by Dorothy Distefano
What can you use the app for?

Vector paint is an app for creating vector artwork with a supposedly simple interface.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

There is no information on the creator of the application, traffic, history, or any faqs whatsoever. The app is associated with the Google Chrome Store, but that is all of the information that can be gleaned about this application. No results were found on compete.com, Crunchbase, Killer Startups, or Linkedin. There is simply no information regarding the history or creator of this application.

What are the differences to other apps?

There is no information or tutorials; no help files; no online information about the company; no contact or blog information; no information about how to use the application found online.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The initial screen shows various projects in a slideshow and lists the features of the application. When the user clicks "Start Application", they are taken to the application screen which is a blank canvas with tools on the sides.

The top toolbar includes File, back, forward, duplicate element, and delete element as well as magnification, show/hide grid, and view options for rulers, wireframe, snapping on/off and snapping step size.

The left tool bar contains a select tool, pencil tool, line tool, rectangle, ellipse, and path tools, a shape library, text tool, image tool, zoom, and eyedropper tools.

The right tool bar contains color options including the color, fill, stroke, opacity, layers, and properties.

While those are all tools that some may be familiar with from other imaging software, there are no instructions or help files for beginners. Without them, a new user with limited or no experience will be seriously lost with this application. There is no blog or feedback link. The only link is the the Chrome store, where reviews are mixed, but mostly negative.

Under File, the user's options are: New, Open, Open from computer, Save, Duplicate, Import SVG, Download, Download as PNG, logout, and Properties.

Attempts to open files from computer were unsuccessful during testing. JPG, PNG, and SVG files were tested. Import SVG did not work either.

Text tool offered limited choices for fonts. Users may choose font size and alignment. One error is that "cursive" is actually comic sans. Most other tools seemed to work appropriately. Add image tool added a picture of a kitten that was not uploaded by the user. The eyedropper tool did nothing. Downloading the completed drawing yielded a blank screen.

In all, this application is frustrating as there are no instructions or information; images could not be uploaded; and some tools did not work.

How does the registration process work?

Users log in with their Google account. Those who already have Google accounts are logged in automatically.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is no cost to use this application.

Who would you recommend the application to?

At the moment, there are far superior image tools available. Adobe, Microsoft, Corel, and others have tools available ranging in price from very expensive to free. Until Vector Paint fixes the bugs and provides some information for use, it is basically useless.

  • Create unique artwork
  • Powerful tools
  • Cloud based
  • Vector graphics for clarity regardless of magnification
  • Save as SVG or PNG


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