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Old 08-01-2016, 14:13   #1
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Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

This does not look to hard to do, in fact I used several convertors on line but they have a limit of 2 images.

I did a search on the opencpn program directory for PNG.
Found a bunch of Icon Images!

The next step is to copy them to some directory and convert them, but with what?


Vector Magic gets pretty good reviews, but it is not free. We need a batch converter really....Pricing - Vector Magic The desktop is expensive and the online one might be fine.. It is $8.

I think this one is free.
https://convertio.co/

Also this one
https://inkscape.org/en/

If you want to help out the Opencpn effort, you could convert all the OpenCPN Icons PNG into svg format, and put them in the appropriate directories. I think I would use Inkscape as it looks like the main Opensource effort.

Pavel has asked for someone to do this.
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Re: Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

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This does not look to hard to do, in fact I used several convertors on line but they have a limit of 2 images.

I did a search on the opencpn program directory for PNG.
Found a bunch of Icon Images!

The next step is to copy them to some directory and convert them, but with what?


Vector Magic gets pretty good reviews, but it is not free. We need a batch converter really....Pricing - Vector Magic The desktop is expensive and the online one might be fine.. It is $8.

I think this one is free.
https://convertio.co/

Also this one
https://inkscape.org/en/

If you want to help out the Opencpn effort, you could convert all the OpenCPN Icons PNG into svg format, and put them in the appropriate directories. I think I would use Inkscape as it looks like the main Opensource effort.

Pavel has asked for someone to do this.
Thanks
Irfanview will do that for free and with good quality - you need to install the pluguns package

www.irfanview.com
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Re: Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

I used Irfanview in the dos days. It was an excellent program then. Might try it.
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Re: Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

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If you want to help out the Opencpn effort, you could convert all the OpenCPN Icons PNG into svg format, and put them in the appropriate directories.
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I have Irfanview. Where are the icon png in my PC ?
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Re: Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

Gille,
Do a search on your Opencpn directory including plugiins
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Hello RGleason,
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Gille,
Do a search on your Opencpn directory including plugiins
I load and install the last X64 version (4.41) and also the plugins.

Irfanview can open SVG file (I have one to test)
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Irfanview do not convert png to SVG.

I have seach in Irfanview help . Nothing about this .. ???
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Re: Converting Png to Svg for O Icons

Gilletarom,

Inkscape has a tool for converting raster tp vector or png tp svg:
shift-alt-b
Tutorial here:
https://inkscape.org/de/doc/tracing/...l-tracing.html

but: don´t expect miracles. The result will give shapes and proportions but most probably the quicker way is to draw the icon. See below.

Anyhow I would expect that a big number of icons have been designed as vector and then converted to png.
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Gilletarom,
Inkscape has a tool for converting raster tp vector or png tp svg:
shift-alt-b
Tutorial here:
https://inkscape.org/de/doc/tracing/...l-tracing.html
I loaded and installed Inskape yesterday . Not so easy to use that i want but it run.
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I loaded and installed Inskape yesterday . Not so easy to use that i want but it run.
And, for french user, I have, now, a good tutorial.
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