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utility to transform bitmaps into vector graphics

potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. 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), DXF, GeoJSON, PGM (for easy antialiasing of pixel-based images), Gimppath, and XFig. Additional backends might be added in the future.

Tags: Implemented in: C, User Interface: Command Line, Role: role::program, scope::utility, Purpose: Data Conversion, Works with: works-with::image, works-with::image:raster, Vector Image

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 1.15-1+b1 79.6 kB195.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 1.15-1+b1 74.5 kB179.0 kB [list of files]
armel 1.15-1+b1 77.1 kB192.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 1.15-1+b1 72.3 kB144.0 kB [list of files]
i386 1.15-1+b1 81.0 kB200.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 1.15-1+b1 79.0 kB214.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 1.15-1+b1 79.0 kB198.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 1.15-1+b1 84.4 kB243.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 1.15-1+b1 74.5 kB191.0 kB [list of files]