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Do you have source images in non-scalable formats (i.e. JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, etc.) that you need to convert into Adobe Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)? If so, then try out the free Delineate (for OS X, Linux and Windows), which does just that. After conversion, the images can then be imported into many vector-oriented software programs. Delineate does its job very well.

[robg adds: I tested this one, and it seemed to do what it promised to do. Note that the program was last updated in 2004. It seemed to work fine on my Intel Mac, though it's obviously PowerPC-only code. Keep in mind that there's only so much that can be done with bitmaps -- so don't expect a perfect conversion of complex bitmaps into fully scalable artwork.]
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Use a free app to convert raster images to SVG
Authored by: punka on Nov 21, '06 11:14:21AM

I believe that since Delineate is a Java Application, it should not run under Rosetta and performance should ROCK on Intel Macs!



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Use a free app to convert raster images to SVG
Authored by: plagarri on Nov 21, '06 12:41:10PM

This is a stand-alone PowerPC application which runs well under MacIntel.



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Use a free app to convert raster images to SVG
Authored by: kaih on Nov 21, '06 01:45:26PM
Try Inkscape if you're looking for something a bit more up-to-date.
Inkscape, which is a full-featured drawing application, also has a great tracing module, based on AutoTrace and potrace, the two same Open Source packages that Delineate uses.
It's a larger package, and it needs the X11 subsystem, so there's no pretty Mac OS X native GUI, but I've found that the tracing abilities of it are better than the LiveTrace in Illustrator.

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Use a free app to convert raster images to SVG
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Nov 22, '06 12:46:28AM

Yes, agreed, Inkscape can do the same with better quality and with an actually usable GUI.

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autotrace and potrace
Authored by: anoved on Nov 21, '06 07:52:04PM

Neat. Or, if you're so inclined, you can play with autotrace and potrace directly. Binary versions of potrace for Mac OS X are available for download (of both the PPC and i386 persuasions), but you'll probably need to build autotrace and its prerequisites from source (although I suppose Fink could help you out).



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Use a free app to convert raster images to SVG
Authored by: lassowitz on Nov 23, '06 02:20:03PM
Not to nitpick, but SVG is not an Adobe technology. (Adobe just made an SVG Viewer plug-in it has since discontinued.) It is technically led and developed by the W3C SVG Working Group. Apple's Safari 2 and Firefox both have built-in rendering support, so you don't even need Adobe's SVG Viewer plug-in to display SVG graphics.

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