How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

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loremonger
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How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

Postby loremonger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:19 am

I'm trying to trace some calligraphy, and I can't seem to get the edges smooth. I'm selecting Colors, Smooth, and Remove background. The result gets all the jagged edges from the pen strokes. I've tried a linked offset, simplify path, but those don't seem to work either. What I really need is just less detail. Seems like that should be possible.

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druban
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Re: How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

Postby druban » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Is it possible that your bitmap might be too low resolution to get a smooth trace from? Why not load the picture to the forum and see if we can tell you what your best option might be
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Re: How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

Postby Moini » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:21 am

Usually the opposite of druban's suggestion can help in the case of too much detail: use a smaller version of the bitmap that you want to trace.

I second the suggestion to share the file, that'll make it easier to suggest other solutions.
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loremonger
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Re: How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

Postby loremonger » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:34 am

um... so I guess I need help now on uploading images. My original is 3 MB, and I got the file too large error. So I shrank it down to 800 KB, and It's still too large. How can you share files if that's too large?

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Re: How to Get Smooth Edges on Trace Bitmap

Postby Moini » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:23 am

use an image hoster, like imgur.com or imgh.us
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