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HOW TO CONVERT IMAGES TO A VECTOR FORMAT
WITH INKSCAPE



Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes and trace bitmaps. Visit inkscape.org for more information.


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 WHAT IS A RASTER IMAGE?



 WHAT IS VECTOR IMAGE?



STEP 1: Open the raster image that you're looking to convert by selecting File > Open or Drag & Drop the file in Inkscape.



IMPORTANT: Make sure the image is selected (outlines and arrows around the image should display).



STEP 2: Click: Path > Trace Bitmap.



STEP 3: The Trace Bitmap screen will display, press the Update button.



STEP 4: A preview of the vector image will be displayed above the update button. Press OK and close this window.



STEP 5: Both images with be together. The Vector will be the top one. You see the difference? Remember to remove the original image.



STEP 6: The Vector image can be sent to the Cutting Software or Saved.



NOTE: The vectorization process is now complete.

IMPORTANT: Want to send your vector image to SignCut Pro and cut it out? Then click here.




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