Potrace Changelog

New in version 1.11

February 21st, 2013
  • 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).

New in version 1.10 (August 22nd, 2011)

  • A DXF backend was added.
  • The output is in the drawing interchange format used by computer aided design software.
  • The Gimppath backend was changed to be compatible with current versions of GIMP.
  • The EPS, PDF, and SVG backends now use high-resolution bounding boxes.
  • The default scaling of the EPS, PDF, and SVG backends is now fixed at 72dpi.
  • A new option --flat was added to the SVG backend.
  • A new option --tight was added to remove whitespace around the input image before calculating its scaling and placement.

New in version 1.9 (December 22nd, 2010)

  • The xfig and eps backends were improved, and a fixed pagesize PDF backend was added.
  • Support for BMP version 4 and version 5 files, as well as top-down BMP files, was added.
  • Minor speed improvements were made to Potrace and major speed improvements were made to mkbitmap.
  • A Gaussian blur option was added to mkbitmap.
  • Libtool is now used to build and optionally install the Potrace library.
  • An optional simplified progress bar was added for dumb terminals.
  • This release also contains some portability improvements, cross-compilation improvements, and minor bug fixes.