29th April, 2006
The quality and broadness of open source software (OSS) never ceases to amaze me. Ditto for shareware on the Mac platform. I am seriously considering my options for using only OSS, shareware and the stuff Apple gives away.
The reason I bring this up is that we've decided on the logo for the music site. Unfortunately, the draft logo is bitmap and much too small for print purposes. As the logo is rather complex compared to the standards of today, I needed a bitmap tracing tool for converting it to vector.
Enter Autotrace, a small but very efficient command line tool that compiles perfectly on my mac and produced fantastic results with only minor tweaking. Hereby recommended for everyone in need of bitmap->vector conversion. (If I had more time I would consider wrapping a friendly GUI around it, but it will have to wait for now)
Thank you, all coders, scripters and designers out there :)