Convert raster bitmaps into scalable vector illustrations.
- Free • Open Source
- Vector Graphic App
What is potrace?
An open source command line utility that converts raster images to scalable vector graphics.
The last release (1.16) is from September 2019.
Comments and Reviews
- Vector Graphic
- Graphic Design
I like potrace because it works well to trace a raster image (especially graphics) and create a useful vector file. It is much simpler to use with the Rasterbater (NOT Rasterbator) GUI. After using the Rasterbater GUI awhile, it will become simple to quickly and effectively generate quality black and white traces of your drawings and text. In addition, it is much less expensive than Adobe Illustrator - its FREE.
Potrace is simple and efficient in converting raster images to vector. It does a good job of creating a clean vector traced version. I use the Rasterbater GUI to easily access potrace settings.