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pixel2svg

pixel2svg converts pixel art to SVG - pixel by pixel.

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pixel2svg converts pixel art to SVG - pixel by pixel.

For example, here is an icon from the Tango Icon Set:

tango heart

If you scale this up for a nice blocky print, you might get a interpolated result:

tango heart 400px interpolated

Of course you can turn interpolation off. But sometimes you might want a vector file, especially for large prints. For these cases, pixel2svg produces this SVG file (try clicking to find out whether your browser supports SVG):

tango-heart.svg

Here is a screenshot of the SVG in Inkscape:

tango heart inkscape

Nice, pure vector data.

Prerequisites

Python 2.x http://www.python.org

Python Imaging Library (PIL) http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/

svgwrite http://pypi.python.org/pypi/svgwrite/

Installation

Unzip the file, then at the command line run

python setup.py install

Usage

Usage: pixel2svg [--overlap] IMAGEFILE

Options:
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --squaresize=SQUARESIZE
                        Width and heigt of vector squares in pixels, default: 40
  --overlap             If given, overlap vector squares by 1px

Running

pixel2svg.py IMAGE.EXT

will process IMAGE.EXT and create IMAGE.svg.

EXT can be any format (png, jpg etc.) that can be read by the Python Imaging Library.

License

pixel2svg is licensed under the GPL. See the file COPYING for details.

Releases

Releases are signed with my OpenPGP key.

0.3.0

Released on 02 October 2011.

Changes: Added --squaresize and --overlap command line options.

pixel2svg-0.3.0.zip

pixel2svg-0.3.0.zip.asc

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