Visual Integrity products are designed to generate editable files (vector files) whenever possible. The success depends, however on the type of input. There are two types of PDF files – vector and bitmap.
Vector PDF files contain data defining all of the objects and text in the file. They are scalable and resolution independent. No matter how large you magnify them or how small you make them, they will look great. Our software will convert any vector PDF files into an editable vector file.
Bitmap or Raster PDFs are usually created by scanners or received by fax software. During the process, all of the file information is flattened into one image comprised of dots. When magnified, a bitmap PDF file looks very jagged. Our software will convert bitmap PDF’s in image mode and you will get a high-fidelity reproduction which can be inserted into your document or presentation but which can not be edited.
Once you know what kind of PDF file you have, you will know whether it will convert into an editable vector file or not. If you are interested in converting a scanned drawing or bitmap PDF into vectors, you need to look for a different class of software. Try searching for “raster to vector” or raster2vector” in a search engine to find potential products.