[AutoTrace] Image routines
- "Martin Weber" <martweb@...> writes:
> Are there other opinions whether to use parts of GIMP-1.1.15 orWell, IMO it doesn't really matter what the stand-alone program
> Imagemagick-5.1.1 or SDL for importing Images?
autotrace uses to load images. It's more important to implement
autotrace in such way that the vectorizing functionality can easily be
used by other programs that already have ways to load images or write
Therefore, I think autotrace should be implemented as a library
containing the core functionality and a stand-alone program that uses
that library plus some way to load images and a way to store the vector
data returned by the library. The vector export functionality would also
be a good candidate for a separate library.
That way you can use the autotrace-library to implement a Gimp-plugin,
which gets its images from Gimp and doesn't need any image loading code
but perhaps the vector export lib. It would also be useful in vector
drawing programs like Gyve or Sketch that also have their own image
loading and even vector handling code.
For this to work, the library would have to flexible enough to work with
different image representations, ranging from simple ones that hold the
entire image in one contiguous chunk of memory and more complex ones
that may use several separate chunks (e.g. the Python Imaging Library)
to complex ones like Gimp's that even handles images that don't fit into
Bernhard Herzog | Sketch, a drawing program for Unix
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