jpg to svg files

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  1. sue1959

    sue1959 Read Only Funster

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    OK all you computer whizzes is there a free down load that I can use to convert jpg to svg files? I've bought a design program but to import any of my old images I need to convert them.
     
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    SVG is a vector format where the picture is described mathematically. ie line1 (x,y) -> (x2,y2)...

    .jpeg files are bitmap files that have each pixels colour described.

    You can do it but it takes a lot of work as you basically have to do the conversion of the image yourself. There are some tools to make it easier but you still need to do some/most of the work yourself depending on the image.

    Just did a quick search for a howto..

    http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publishing/articles/72574.aspx

    PS: I use inkscape which is an excellent bit of software. But I didn't realise you could import jpg and convert to svg easily.
     
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