Images being cut off - selection box too small?

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slipperflipper
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Images being cut off - selection box too small?

Postby slipperflipper » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:23 am

hello all and thank you for your help!

I am rather new to Inkscape and am having trouble. I have a bitmap image and when I trace it, the edges get cut off. It's like the selection box around the image is just a pixel or two too small --- it seems to be very tightly wrapped, so to speak.

I've attached an image to illustrate my issue.

Any ideas on what I could do?
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Polygon
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Re: Images being cut off - selection box too small?

Postby Polygon » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi.
That´s pretty much because your image is cropped too tight at the left+right - I won´t call it a bug because if you extend the image (via GIMP for example) the autotracing border feature will work - from my humble experience:
AutotraceBorder.jpg
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Cheers

Moini
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Re: Images being cut off - selection box too small?

Postby Moini » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:29 am

Edge detection only works when there is a difference in color. If there isn't any, there is no edge to detect.
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slipperflipper
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Re: Images being cut off - selection box too small?

Postby slipperflipper » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:57 am

Polygon wrote:Hi.
That´s pretty much because your image is cropped too tight at the left+right - I won´t call it a bug because if you extend the image (via GIMP for example) the autotracing border feature will work - from my humble experience:
AutotraceBorder.jpg

Cheers



Thank you! I wish I could change this from within the awesome Inkscape but this will also work!


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