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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: User Interface: Command Line, Role: Program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: use::converting, works-with::image, Works with: Raster Image, Vector Image

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 72.9 kB216.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 72.0 kB195.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 (unofficial port) 64.5 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
armel 70.2 kB204.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 65.1 kB156.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 72.8 kB201.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 69.8 kB192.0 kB [list of files]
i386 69.4 kB157.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 72.1 kB163.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 69.6 kB160.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 62.0 kB144.0 kB [list of files]
mips 70.3 kB205.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 70.9 kB205.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 69.2 kB188.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 71.8 kB157.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 69.5 kB207.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 71.0 kB203.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 92.5 kB184.0 kB [list of files]
sparc 66.0 kB188.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 67.1 kB193.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 72.9 kB192.0 kB [list of files]