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Converting PNG/BMP to Vector with AutoTrace

AutoTrace is an old but great piece of software that can convert PNG, BMP and a lot of other image files in to Vector files that are compatible with Adobe Illustrator. AutoTrace is opensource and have windows binaries and the source code available for Linux user. at the typing the last update was in 2002 but it does what it says on the tin. for people wanting to give it a go the kool people at roitsystems have a web based version here.

using the web base version it converted a few different images and a 700kb file took around a minute to convert, but it worked perfectly on the following image, and the vector file is here



when using autotrace never use an image with a transparent background as you will end up with a black square instead of what you wanted.



Photo Zoom Pro

Here a sample of what Photo Zoom Pro can do, its not perfect but it does make a difference. As you can see this program is does make quite a bit of difference.

This is the original Picture 200 x 200

Click on the picture to to enlarge


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