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I know there are many people wanting auto trace added to Affinity Designer. I'm one of them. What I don't understand is that Serif had a decent auto trace feature in DrawPlus x8 which I hop over to regularly in order to convert my designs to vectors. This isn't an ideal solution and only a temporary one. My question is why can't the programmers add that feature from their DrawPlus x8 prog to Affinity Designer? In my eyes it would complete the capabilities of Affinity Designer program. It seems ridiculous to have to go to 3rd party tracing options. Why make our lives difficult when it can all be programmed into the one piece of software.

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Hi BrightBold,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Thank you for your feedback. The Affinity line is being written from scratch to be cross platform and take advantage of the new API's/resources of modern systems/OS's. It's not a replacement or expanded version of the old plus line/code. We hope to offer better/improved features over the old line as time permits. Hopefully we will have an improved auto trace feature later. Bear with us while we improve/grow the apps.

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Thank you for getting back to me.

 

Having an auto trace sooner rather than later is a very basic feature wanted by so many. So why not concentrate on getting this one very handy feature out so we can all get more productive with our work.

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Having an auto trace sooner rather than later is a very basic feature wanted by so many.

BrightBold,

No offense, but almost everyone says that about his/her most desired feature. As just one individual example, another "me, too" autotrace feature is not even on my list of desired features. I almost never use one, there are plenty of them out there (even free ones), and they all do pretty much the same thing (which I expect is unlikely to change unless and until an affordable one acquires some measure of shape recognition intelligence).

That doesn't make me "right" or you "wrong," but as has been explained, it's on the planned features list. But priorities are up to the developers. I would imagine that sometimes features are inter-dependent, and have to be developed in sequence.

JET

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5 hours ago, BrightBold said:

Thank you for getting back to me.

 

Having an auto trace sooner rather than later is a very basic feature wanted by so many. So why not concentrate on getting this one very handy feature out so we can all get more productive with our work.

I have suspicion that when Serif released it, it has an AI for shape recognition so that they don't just make jagged vector shape with thousands of nodes. 

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22 hours ago, Fixx said:

I use autotrace about once a year and then I want it to be adjustable and tweakable as much as possible. I use a separate tool because of that.

Wich one? If I may ask?

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