"I\'m rather sad to be reporting this one, but Vector Magic, the awesome free online vectorizing service is no longer free. It looks like the creators behind the service have left Stanford to make a desktop version of the popular software, which will be selling for a price that has yet-to-be-decided. Personally, I prefer Vector Magic over Live Trace in Illustrator, but that may change if the price isn\'t right. Vector Magic is a single-function software. It\'s nice, but It only does one thing. I can\'t see myself paying more than $50 for a software that only does one thing, but I guess we\'ll have to wait and see what happens."