ROB GOODWIN wrote:Sorry, I know next to nothing about Fireworks, but it's my impression>
> Hi. I am trying to convert some simple (2 color) .jpg images into vector
> based drawings using freehand 10. I cannot seem to do it. Any ideas?
> The original images were created in fireworks MX but fireworks WILL NOT
> export in a vector friendly format (Or will it?). If it does, I can't
> figure out how.
it only deals with rasters.
You'll need to use FreeHand's Trace tool. There's no completely> So I need to either find a way to export from fireworks in a vector format,
> or convert a fireworks image into a vector image in freehand.
automatic means of raster-to-vector conversion, but given reasonably
clean and sharp originals (avoid JPEG if you can or, if you can't,
use the maximum quality settings available) the tracing should at
least get you started. You'll want to experiment with the precision
and fidelity settings to get an optimal combination of accuracy and
smoothness, and even then you'll probably need to do some manual
clean-up and manipulation of the paths the Trace tool creates. Still,
with a little practice you should be able to get reasonably good
results without expending anywhere near the effort it would take to
recreate the images 'from scratch'.
BTW, I didn't see your question on Macromedia's server, so many of
the regulars here, including the MM staff, won't have either. In
order to reach the largest potential audience I recommend that you
post through forums.macromedia.com instead of your usual news server.