Re: photos to line art conversions

Subject: Re: photos to line art conversions
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:46:22 +0800

Ken, the tracing features in CorelDRAW look promising though you would
want to do some test conversions to see how much effort it takes to
get vector output of acceptable quality. Search terms to aid your
research are PowerTrace, Quick Trace and Outline Trace. These should
give you a feel for the process and options:

Taking Corel PowerTRACE for a Test Drive

Tracing bitmaps topic in the CorelDRAW help

As for the budget, you have to get software to edit these new vector
files anyway. You could argue that this is simply an upgrade of your
existing PHOTO-PAINT software to the full CorelDRAW suite, with better
integration, etc.

--- Stuart

Older versions of the Corel suite used to have a separate program
called CorelTrace. Current versions put bitmap tracing in CorelDraw.

PhotoPaint is a raster-only program and does not output vectors.

Gene Kim-Eng

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