Project info for potrace

Share This Created 26 Oct 2004 at 10:46 UTC by realblades.

Homepage: potrace.sf.net

Freshmeat page: http://freshmeat.net/projects/potrace

Notes:

potrace> is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image.

The input is a bitmap (PBM, PGM, PPM, or BMP format), and the default output is an encapsulated PostScript file (EPS). A typical use is to create EPS files from scanned data, such as company or university logos, handwritten notes, etc. The resulting image is not "jaggy" like a bitmap, but smooth. It can then be rendered at any resolution.

potrace can currently produce the following output formats: EPS, PostScript, SVG (scalable vector graphics), Xfig, Gimp>path, and PGM (for easy antialiasing). Additional backends might be added in the future.

License: GPL

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