Potrace 1.11

Potrace project is a tool for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image.

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What's new in Potrace 1.11:

  • This version adds a GeoJSON backend, support for bitfields in the BMP format, and a minor change in the behavior of the alphamax parameter (a value of 0 now gives a true polygon).
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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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Peter Selinger
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Graphics
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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, PDF, SVG (scalable vector graphics), Xfig, Gimppath, and PGM (for easy antialiasing). Additional backends might be added in the future.

Mkbitmap is a program distributed with Potrace which can be used to pre-process the input for better tracing behavior on greyscale and color images.

What's New in This Release:

This release contains minor bugfixes and portability improvements. Rotation is now implemented in the PDF backend.

Last updated on February 21st, 2013

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