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PoTrace is an open source [[raster]] to [[vector]] conversion utility. It has been embedded in Inkscape and can trace bitmap images into .svg and .pdf formats.  
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Potrace is an open source [[raster]] to [[vector]] conversion utility. It has been embedded in Inkscape and can trace bitmap images into .svg and .pdf formats.  
  
 
==To use==
 
==To use==
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features welcome on [[PoTrace]]:
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features welcome on [[Potrace]]:
 
  - tracing picture sequences or movie clips (.mpeg, .avi, .mov, .gif animated, .iff animated) into .sgv or .pdf sequences, .svg animated, and .swf
 
  - tracing picture sequences or movie clips (.mpeg, .avi, .mov, .gif animated, .iff animated) into .sgv or .pdf sequences, .svg animated, and .swf
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://potrace.sourceforge.net/ PoTrace at Sourceforge]
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*[http://potrace.sourceforge.net/ Potrace at Sourceforge]
*[http://confluence.concord.org/display/CCTR/Tracing+Color+Raster+Images Review of Color Tracing with PoTrace and Inkscape]
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*[http://confluence.concord.org/display/CCTR/Tracing+Color+Raster+Images Review of Color Tracing with Potrace and Inkscape]
  
 
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Revision as of 03:36, 21 December 2007

Potrace is an open source raster to vector conversion utility. It has been embedded in Inkscape and can trace bitmap images into .svg and .pdf formats.

To use

  1. Import the bitmap you want to trace using the File menu, (File->Import...)
  2. Select the bitmap
  3. Choose trace from the Path Menu (Path->Trace Bitmap ...)
  4. The Trace Bitmap dialog has settings for the tracing operation and a "preview"
  5. When you are happy with the preview, click OK, potrace will spend a few seconds processing the bitmap
  6. Close the dialog box and verify that you bitmap has been converted to a grouped set of vector shapes. (Autodmc 11:23, 9 February 2006 (PST))

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features welcome on Potrace:

- tracing picture sequences or movie clips (.mpeg, .avi, .mov, .gif animated, .iff animated) into .sgv or .pdf sequences, .svg animated, and .swf

See also

External links