Another new feature in SCAL 2.0 is the autotrace. You can import images (bmp, jpg, gif, png, etc) directly into SCAL and trace them there. With SCAL 2.0 open, either click on the “Trace Image” button at the top of the SCAL window, or from the menu select File/Trace Image.
The autotrace dialog box appears. Click on the “Browse” button to select the image you want to trace. There are five settings you can either adjust or select to optimize your trace.
This adjusts what the trace will include and what it will ignore.
This adjusts how the corners are treated.
Use this setting if you have an image with stray dots and specks. The larger the number the larger the spots it will remove.
I believe this is like “Smoothing” in Inkscape. If checked it gives smoother lines with less nodes.
- Break Apart Outlines
Check this if you would like to do some basic editing after you trace. It will put each separate shape or line into its own layer in the trace folder. The layers can be moved, deleted, or hidden just like a layered svg.
You can use the Preview button to see the effect of any changes you made to the settings. Click OK when you like the results.
Click here for a more in-depth look into the Brightness settings.