|RasterFratz -Scan it, Cut it!|
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RasterFratz is an attempt to both simplify and automate this process. Load-Convert-Save. Three simple steps that replace all the complexity, wizardry, and irritation of previous attempts by others to provide r2v capability
We started with a modern bit map file handler. It provides thumb nailed directories or individual previews of the files to be opened. The list of readable formats, reads like a who's who of graphic files JPG , GIF , PNG , TIFF , BMP , DIB , PCX , even AVI, etc.
Plus we added some common vector formats to aid in using various kinds of commercially available clip art and picture files. ( Formats like HPGL, and WMF).
RasterFratz can also scan pictures directly with Twain compatible desktop scanners, and accepts input from digital cameras!
Bit map files or pictures come in many different styles and sizes. Very large files can take a long time to process, even with today's multi GHZ processors. The RasterFratz process is very simple and allows the user to Test a preview of the scanning before committing to the extended computation time required for a large multi color picture. There are sliders for simple color, contrast, and outline smoothness adjustments. Sizing or scaling is a breeze, with either one to one with the picture scale, or user specified height or width. The image can be cropped to assure that just the desired portions are converted.
There is also a set of Advanced image manipulation functions that can be useful for tweaking the image. Unlike other software, with Rasterfratz these editing functions are included right inside the program and an additional image editing program is not required.
Once the image has been traced using the convert button, a visible outline can be seen around the image boundaries. The mouse is used to pan and zoom for close up examination of the detail of the traces.
The goal of course, is to create a file that can be used directly on a CNC machine or with a Cad-Cam system. With this in mind the output capability of RasterFratz is simple yet powerful. The contours are all closed shapes that can be pocketed and/or carved with other Cad-Cam programs. The output options from RasterFratz are:
All output from RasterFratz is evaluated for linearity. This means that if a line is a straight line in the original, once scanned and converted in RasterFratz, it will still be a SINGLE straight line.