I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever).

The task is trivial

The only reference I could find was "morpholio", but that seems to be available for iOS only. (And trust me, I had a very thorough look around the PlayStore).

Basically, I would like to use my android tablet as a poor-mans' Wacom.

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    What about Adobe's Illustrator Draw app?
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 19, 2020 at 8:27
  • Could you use a desktop computer and a mouse...? I personally don't quite see the benefit with using a drawing tablet for tracing photos into vector. I would just use pen tool and a mouse, but it's not a thing that I've done a lot anyways so what do I know. Like if you're tracing like a tree with bunch of leaves, you'd probably lose your mind using a pen tool to trace every single leaf, but... yea... Just kinda mapping out the need here.
    – Joonas
    Mar 19, 2020 at 9:57
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    You can add an image layer in the app. Go to the layers, click + on the right to add a new layer - choose Image layers.
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 19, 2020 at 10:32
  • @Joonas Well, I tried it already on desktop with a mouse and it works, but I find it a bit clumsy. So I hope this approach will work better. I wish it were trees or flowers, but it's cars.
    – Ideogram
    Mar 19, 2020 at 12:32
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    @Ideogram, mmm... That is some sketchy stuff you're doing ;)
    – Joonas
    Mar 19, 2020 at 18:34

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You could use the Adobe Illustrator Draw app. It works on Android devices, and is available in the Google Play store.

To add an image, begin a new project. Tap the Layers icon, tap the + icon to add a new layer. Choose "Image Layer", select an image from your gallery or take a photo, or use select one from your cloud files, etc.

If you tap on the image layer icon, you can set the layer opacity low, so you can trace over it.

When you have finished, press the Upload icon, and send the project to Adobe Illustrator (desktop version) - make sure you have the application open already on your computer before doing this, and from there you can export as SVG, or whatever format you want. Obviously you'd need to have an Adobe CC account for this last step.

  • Indeed, it works. I have no idea why I couldn't find that first. Thanks!
    – Ideogram
    Mar 19, 2020 at 13:02
  • @Ideogram great!
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 19, 2020 at 13:37

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