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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — converting a logo to a vector-based image

Here's how you use Inkscape to convert a raster image logo into an SVG image in vector graphic format (that will be scalable!):

  1. Open the logo you want to convert in Inkscape. Whenever possible use an image that is of as high resolution as possible. This will ensure the best possible recreation of the logo. You can see from the enlarged screenshot that the edges are not smooth, as shown in the following image:
    Time for action — converting a logo to a vector-based image
  2. Select the entire image (Edit and then Select All) and then perform a trace by choosing Path and then Trace Bitmap.
  3. In the Trace Bitmap dialog box, select Multiscan Colors as the mode ...

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