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Author Topic: Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?  (Read 4281 times)

snail02

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Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?
« on: December 02, 2009, 09:36:08 PM »
Hi,
Is there a free software that has the popular livetrace feature of Adobe Illustrator?
(what it does is, you load an image, and it draws a vector image of the image, which you can easily modify).
Thanks.

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Re: Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 11:09:48 PM »
The paint bucket tool in inkscape can do some of it. Pretty cool but this is the only alternative I know of.

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Re: Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 11:16:02 PM »
Vector Magic will allow you two traces for free using their web interface, and IMHO it is the best vector tracing package out there. Just a shame that the retail product is so expensive!

http://vectormagic.c.../online/how_it_works

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Re: Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 05:40:09 AM »
I used the tracing option in aviary.net online vector tool Raven, and that is of various quality but for certain images it produced stellar results

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Re: Freeware that offers Livetrace like Adobe Illustrator?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 08:56:42 PM »
Thanks.
Aviary Raven works great.