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I found an interesting online bitmap-to-vector service provider called Vector Magic

Who actually did the bitmap-to-vector conversion task? My local computer/CPU or the cloud-based service?

I wasn't prompted to install anything on machine.

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If you haven't installed anything then it's likely that the image was uploaded to the server and processed there.

The Download Result button is also a good indication that the processing is done on the server.

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Unless the conversion is done in JavaScript, but this is highly unlikely. –  Alex Jul 27 '11 at 14:27
    
@Alex - I thought of adding that but decided it might only confuse the matter. It's also why I said "likely" :) –  ChrisF Jul 27 '11 at 14:29

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