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I constantly make conversions from raster files to
vector files for logos and honestly Adobe
Illustrator and Corel Draw are ok but too
expensive and most people do not have the
chance of either purchasing them or learning
My main goal is to simplify to the maximum the
vectorization of logos and simple pictures with
one click do it all application called "The Funnel
This is what this application will do:
1.Convert any given file regardless of its size
resolution or format to one grayscale predifined
600x600 600 dpi png file and increase its contarat
and brightness in the same step by using the
opensource application "imagemagick".
2.Will convert this grayscale png to one vector file
using the open source application "potrace"
The application will generate 10 png's and will
convert them all to vector in one step the
difference between the ten will be the level of
contrast and brightness so that one of the the
black and white 10 vectors can be easily chosen
according to the user's preferences
Important point: THE UI
Everything simple and all drag and drop and, no
menus just one button to switch between user
and expert mode the only thing in the center of
the screen will be a
classy funnel... you drag your original files to the
top of the funnel &the
files "come down": 10 of them appear at the
bottom... and just one
button in the top center to switch to expert mode
with all the classic
options (this is influenced by the iPhone)
Obviously I want to make
this idea public and any recommendations on
how to build an open
source project like this would be appreciated, I
just do not know how
to explain this to the open source community and
find some other
people to volunteer to build the UI...
Any ideas or feedback on this open source rant of
I just "discovered" open source 1 month ago so
you go figure...
Help please I want to do this but I do not know
The applications imagemagick and potrace
already exist we just need to "glue them"