[NTLK] mailing picts or vector graphics

Bradley Loeding bradley.loeding at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 03:32:24 EDT 2010

Not without jumping through some hoops. I assume you want a true automated
raster-to-vector conversion, and not just a raster image embedded into, lets
say, a PDF file. To do it properly you'll need a tracing program. Two come
to mind:

"AutoTrace" is an open source project with an online conversion page.

"VectorMagic" is commercial software using a very good algorithm, developed
at Stanford, also with an online preview.

Try them both, but be prepared to pay for good results. AutoTrace's
algorithm doesn't really work too well with the small
480x320 at 100DPIresolution of the MessagePad's screen. For example:

The original:

The AutoTrace conversion:

The VectorMagic conversion:

Hope this helps. If anyone knows about a better free alternative, please let
me know.

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