I wasn’t sure where this should go, but I found this the other day. I have the $10 a month subscription to Photoshop since it’s the program I use most of the time for everything from 3d textures to shop photos. But it doesn’t convert raster to vector, which I need for the glowforge. I didn’t want to pay an additional $20 a month for illustrator and I really don’t like inkscape’s interface.
It’s free, it’s simple and it works really well. Works best on black and white images with a good resolution. there’s several different versions for older photoshop versions too. So even if you’re not running CC you can hook it up!
bonus you can bring svg’s into photoshop and convert them back into vector… since photoshop likes to convert svg’s into raster.