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Vector-Tracing Software

(September 2005) posted on Mon Sep 12, 2005

Graphical Systems USA


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You can eliminate the hassle of recreating low-quality bitmap images for printing with Imagaro Z from Graphical Systems USA. The software is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to trace and clean up problematic art. The application can import 19 file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, EPS, and those native to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. From there, users can vectorize the artwork to their specifications and review changes before committing them to the design. Users can adjust smoothness, remove excess nodes, and fine-tune newly vectorized images. The software also features Font Eye, which is a tool that identifies and replaces text within vectorized images. It examines text in the artwork, searches font databases for a suitable match, and presents the results as outlines over the existing text elements. Font Eye also displays the name of the matching font, the source of the font, and the amount of stretch or compression applied to the font. Imagaro Z can export files in formats such as .ai, .eps, .dxf, and .plt, and a Corel Link function allows users to transfer work directly to CorelDRAW v6-12 without exporting the file first. Imagaro Z is compatible with Mac OS X (10.2 or higher) and Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP. Graphical Systems USA, 1924 SE 139th Ave., Portland, OR 97233, 503-258-0937, fax: 503-252-2992, Web: www.graphicalsystemsusa.com.


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