Potracegui is a GUI interface for potrace and autotrace two programs for tracing bitmapped images.
It really doesn't do much, all the dirt work is done by potrace and autotrace, my app is simply an interface: it collects informations in an easy way (hopefully) and then it launches potrace or autotrace with all the relevant options.
Potrace and autotrace, on the contrary, are great apps for tracing so that they can be scaled, rotated, and transformed in general, without loss of quality.
Well, using a GUI sometimes is more comfortable (particularly if working with images), even if I'm a strong supporter of command-line programs. On the other hand, Potracegui (thanks to Jakub Stachowski) can now load remote files (web, ftp...), use any image format recognized by KDE (potrace uses only a few bitmapped formats) and support drag and drop.
Potracegui is installed with the usual:
Installation on SuSE linux + kde 3.1 or KDE 3.2
If you are using SuSE, you have to specify to configure the directory where KDE is installed (/opt/kde3):
Installation on Mandrake 9.2 with KDE3.2:
If you are using Mandrake and NVIDIA drivers, you have to consider two problems before compiling Potracegui:
Potracegui expects to find the library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.la, but in this distribution the library is installed in /usr/lib/libGL.la. All you have to do is symlink it:
ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.la .
What's New in This Release:
· Quick bugfix: deleted debug() method from options.cpp