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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 Version Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 1.12-1 78.0 kB231.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 1.12-1 74.3 kB203.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 1.12-1 66.9 kB147.0 kB [list of files]
armel 1.12-1 71.6 kB169.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 1.12-1 66.2 kB121.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 1.12-1 73.9 kB166.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 1.12-1 74.1 kB196.0 kB [list of files]
i386 1.12-1 73.7 kB161.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 1.12-1 74.3 kB171.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 1.12-1 73.9 kB165.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 1.12-1 63.4 kB144.0 kB [list of files]
mips 1.12-1 71.9 kB174.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 1.12-1 72.5 kB174.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 1.12-1 71.1 kB157.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 1.11-2 71.8 kB157.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 1.12-1 71.3 kB210.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 1.12-1 71.1 kB171.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 1.12-1 71.4 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 1.12-1 75.9 kB172.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 1.12-1 68.8 kB201.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 1.12-1 74.6 kB192.0 kB [list of files]