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'potrace' is a utility for tracing a bitmap (that is, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image). The input is a portable bitmap (PBM), 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.


Download version 1.7 (beta)
released on 7 March 2005


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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey18 August 2003

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 March 2005.


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