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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 Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 80.1 kB218.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 77.5 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 69.0 kB166.0 kB [list of files]
armel 76.7 kB200.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 71.2 kB144.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 76.1 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 76.0 kB179.0 kB [list of files]
i386 79.4 kB187.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 77.4 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 79.4 kB187.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 65.7 kB159.0 kB [list of files]
mips 76.6 kB198.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 77.2 kB213.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 77.5 kB198.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 73.5 kB239.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 75.5 kB240.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 73.0 kB244.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 73.6 kB242.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 74.0 kB202.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 77.7 kB155.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 72.0 kB197.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 76.4 kB176.0 kB [list of files]