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is there a way to trace images to vectors paths?


 
 
Willy Pimentel
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Hi Willy Pimentel,
No, not yet. Currently you have to use third-party apps for that. If you search the forums for tracing and similar terms you will find quite a few suggestions for apps/services you can use. We are considering adding a tracing tool assuming the dev team achieves the output quality they are aiming for but it will take quite some time until we get there.

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That is one of the reason I still would use illustrator ..   Don't want to get a subscription just for that!!!   :51_scream:

What do you use?


 
 
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One of the best i know is Vector Magic available both as a service and as an independent application, however it's quite expensive. All others you may find vary a little and their quality/results depend a little on the  type of images you are trying to trace - are they black and white drawings, colour images, logos....?

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5 minutes ago, PaulEC said:

Or check out Inkscape - it's free!

It requires the Xquartz X11 enviroment which don't find in my apps installed..

I really wished it was part of designer .... That would be a killer for illustrator!! 

 


 
 
Willy Pimentel
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12 minutes ago, Willy Pimentel said:

It requires the Xquartz X11 enviroment which don't find in my apps installed..

I really wished it was part of designer .... That would be a killer for illustrator!! 

 

Just use then instead Potrace together with DragPotrace a GUI for Potrace. The later (DragPotrace) also has an English user face, so don't worry about the Japanese languange on the website, if you download and install the tool it's UI will be English. Under the DragPotrace prefs you have just once to point to the installation folder of Potrace.


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8 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi Willy Pimentel,
No, not yet. Currently you have to use third-party apps for that. If you search the forums for tracing and similar terms you will find quite a few suggestions for apps/services you can use. We are considering adding a tracing tool assuming the dev team achieves the output quality they are aiming for but it will take quite some time until we get there.

This is why I do not work with this program. 

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11 hours ago, Willy Pimentel said:

It requires the Xquartz X11 enviroment which don't find in my apps installed..

I really wished it was part of designer .... That would be a killer for illustrator!! 

 

Inkscape runs on both Mac and Windows. Which one are you running? If you are using Mac, X11 does come with the operating system. Look in your Applications/Utilities folder and you should see Xquarts there at the bottom. It doesn't look pretty but it will do a decent job of making rasters into vectors for you. I like @v_kyr's recommendation though too. 

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