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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
alpha (unofficial port) 1.16-2 81.6 kB218.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 1.16-2+b1 83.0 kB206.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 1.16-2+b1 76.4 kB242.0 kB [list of files]
armel 1.16-2+b1 80.7 kB207.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 1.16-2+b1 76.0 kB155.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 1.16-2 78.8 kB189.0 kB [list of files]
i386 1.16-2+b1 82.9 kB211.0 kB [list of files]
ia64 (unofficial port) 1.16-2 96.5 kB341.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 1.16-2 68.3 kB159.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 1.16-2+b1 80.6 kB247.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 1.16-2 84.2 kB244.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 1.16-2+b1 86.2 kB242.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 1.16-2+b1 83.4 kB174.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 1.16-2+b1 83.3 kB210.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 1.16-2 80.5 kB159.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 1.16-2 72.8 kB189.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 1.16-2 77.7 kB184.0 kB [list of files]