Covert Bitmap Graphics to Vector Graphics

  TomJerry 00:18 29 Oct 2004

I have some drawing in print and I want to reuse them. I can scan them in, but scaned images are bitmap images which are big and difficult to modify.

Is there any good program which can convert bitmap graphics into reuseable vector graphics which I can edit.

I remember that (a few years back), CorelDraw has a program called CorelTrace which can do this resonably ok, but I have not used CorelDraw for a few years now do not know what becomes that program.

Any suggestion? Thanks.

  TomJerry 09:11 29 Oct 2004


  JonnyTub 09:13 29 Oct 2004
  ventanas 09:17 29 Oct 2004

I've just opened a .gif in PaintShop Pro and resaved it as a .wmf. Is this want you want to do?

  ventanas 09:23 29 Oct 2004

Sorry, missed the word "reusable."

  €dstowe 10:09 29 Oct 2004

Irfan View will convert (almost) any graphics file into (almost) any other graphics file. Is this what you want?

click here

Remember to download the plugins as well.

  TomJerry 11:28 29 Oct 2004

I will go through some tools mentioned there

  Gongoozler 12:27 29 Oct 2004

Hi TomJerry. I have tried converting bitmaps to editable vector graphics several times but with very limited success. Most vector graphics editors applications usually include a trace utility, and CorelDraw 12 does include CorelTRACE. The problem is that a vector graphics image consists of a number of instructions such as "draw a line this length in this direction and then continue with a line this length in this other direction", whereas a traced bitmap often results in a number of disjointed short lines depending on where the tracer found an edge.

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