Sunday, August 17, 2008

Inkscape. Vectorize for free and without too much pain

A great friend and coworker drew my south park caricature. It was a hand drawing so I scanned and get a dirty grey-scale image, not to nice. So to get something cleaner I realized that I will need to vectorize the image. To do so I was looking for some freeware and I found Inkscape. This open-source software is surprisingly great and the vectorizing tool is awesome for someone like me that was facing this problem for the first time. So in the following lines, I will briefly document how to vectorize a bitmap using Inkscape and the help of The Gimp.