I constantly make conversions from raster files to vector files for logos and honestly Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are ok but too expensive and most people do not have the chance of either purchasing them or learning them.
My main goal is to simplify to the maximum the vectorization of logos and simple pictures with one click do it all application called “The Funnel Project”
This is what this application will do:
1.Convert any given file regardless of its size resolution or format to one grayscale predifined 600×600 600 dpi png file and increase its contarat and brightness in the same step by using the opensource application “imagemagick”.
2.Will convert this grayscale png to one vector file using the open source application “potrace”
The application will generate 10 png’s and will convert them all to vector in one step the difference between the ten will be the level of contrast and brightness so that one of the the black and white 10 vectors can be easily chosen according to the user’s preferences
Important point: THE UI
Everything simple and all drag and drop and, no menus just one button to switch between user and expert mode the only thing in the center of the screen will be a
classy funnel… you drag your original files to the top of the funnel &the
files “come down”: 10 of them appear at the bottom… and just one
button in the top center to switch to expert mode with all the classic
options (this is influenced by the iPhone) Obviously I want to make
this idea public and any recommendations on how to build an open
source project like this would be appreciated, I just do not know how
to explain this to the open source community and find some other
people to volunteer to build the UI…
Any ideas or feedback on this open source rant of mine?
I just “discovered” open source 1 month ago so you go figure…
The applications imagemagick and potrace already exist we just need to “glue them”
Help please I want to do this but I do not know how