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Offline Bayviewboom

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Single vector from Tracing?
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »
Hello

Question from a total noob about

https://inkscape.org/en/doc/tutorials/tracing/tutorial-tracing.en.html

I'm wondering if Brightness Cutoff or edge detection, stroke no fill, outputs a single vector, rather than a thick line.

Thx

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Re: Single vector from Tracing?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 02:07:22 AM »
Welcome to the forum!

No, any auto-trace engine will put out 2 paths -- the inner edge of the line, and the outer edge
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Re: Single vector from Tracing?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 02:34:00 AM »
Thx!
Is there any option to turn one edge off?

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Re: Single vector from Tracing?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 08:42:26 PM »
No, nothing so quick or easy. UnfortunatelyI I can barely keep my eyes open at the moment.  But If no on else has chimed in by the time I have some sleep, I'll postf a couple of ideas for getting rid of one of the lines
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Re: Single vector from Tracing?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 09:10:46 AM »
The only three options that I can think of are:
1.  Use the Bezier tool and manually draw the lines.
2.  Use the paint bucket tool and end up with closed shapes inside the lines.  Still will effectively end up with double lines in some cases like most coloring book pages/clip art.
3.  Trace the image, Break apart, then delete any extra lines.


Which one to use would depend on the image and your end goal.
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Re: Single vector from Tracing?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 12:37:10 PM »
There is a center line trace extension for Inkscape that might work (can't remember which OSs are supported).
https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-centerline-trace.
If that doesn't work, there are a couple of online converters such as Rapid Resizer you can try cleversomeday.com/rrcenterline
Several others are listed here cleversomeday.com/sketching
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