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potrace Reviews

Open source program that transforms bitmaps into vector graphics.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about potrace and what they use it for.
  • Advice
    This is generally rather computationally expensive, but I believe you are looking for potrace. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Is it just me or does the clownfish wallpaper look a bit low quality?
    For fairly simple art, you could try potrace: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • What are some useful cli tools that arent popular?
    Potrace - transforms a binary image into a smooth, scalable vector graphic. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • [D] Anti-aliasing techniques or functions for segmentation masks
    One trick I use is to annotate images with SVG masks, or to convert bitmap masks into SVG with a tool like potrace. This way, I have more control in how the mask is rasterized. For example, for biological cellular segmentation, I will throw in a third class, “center”, that I computationally generate in the raster pipe (find the weighted center of a closed shape, add a small circle scaled to shape that is labeled... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • I cut out something, how do I get it smooth? Thank you for the help.
    When I don't want to start Inkscape, which I confess I don't really master, I often use a small command line executable named [potrace]( The source is easy to compile, but they also provide a great number of precompiled versions –even for Commodore Amiga– including one for Mac OS X 64-bit. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • remt 0.10.0 released
    If you are referring to my guess on what the built-in pdf export is doing, no, I was thinking of potrace: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Vector Magic: Automatically convert PNG/Clipart to clean vector lines
    For what it’s worth, the free tool potrace has done well for me, at least for black and white. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Need help converting images to svg
    Somebody on another forum suggested potrace. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • This is my one line ape drawing I post from time to time to remind new apes to hold the line
    Connected the ends of your line and filled the interior with black and the exterior with white. Used potrace to trace the boundary (your original line) as SVG—just a bunch of cubic Bézier curves—and I wrote a small program to read this SVG file and spit out equations in a form that can just be pasted into Desmos. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Essential SVG tools
    There are many bitmap to vector tracers like potrace, autotrace etc. Imagetracer is the most promising for web developers and has a few tricks up it's sleeve. Handy to have on the CLI too:. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • How to convert PNG image to SVG in command line without GUI?
    There is no way to automate tracing with Inkscape itself, but you can try Potrace, which Inkscape's 'Trace Bitmap' functionality is based on. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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