You can trace a
bitmap quickly, in one step. You can also trace a bitmap in PowerTRACE, which
lets you preview and adjust the traced results. The following topics describe
the adjustments you can make in PowerTRACE. For information about previewing
traced results, see "Previewing traced results."
Choosing a preset
A preset style is a
collection of settings that are appropriate for the specific type of bitmap you
want to trace (for example, line art or a high-quality photo image). Whether you
want to trace a scanned sketch, photo, or a detailed illustration, you can
choose from several preset styles to achieve optimum trace results.
Preset styles are
available for each of these image types.
You can smooth curved
lines and adjust the amount of detail in the traced result. Smoothing affects
the number of nodes in the traced result; detail affects the number of objects
information about the number of nodes, objects, and colors in a traced result.
This information is updated with each adjustment of the settings. For
information about changing colors in the traced result, see "Controlling the
colors of traced results.
Tracing with a low
detail value (left); tracing with a high detail value (right).
preserving the background
With most preset
styles, the background of the bitmap is automatically detected and removed.
However, you can choose to preserve the background in the traced result. You can
also specify the background color to be removed. If the background color around
the edges is removed but some background color is still showing through inside
areas of the image, you can have the background color removed from the entire
Completing a trace
By default, the
source bitmap is preserved after a trace, and objects in the traced result are
automatically grouped. You can also have the source bitmap automatically deleted
once the trace is complete.
You can adjust the
settings in PowerTRACE and retrace a bitmap as many times as necessary until you
are satisfied with the result. If you make a mistake, you can undo or redo an
action, or revert to the first traced result.