Cut lines in inkscape

If you have an image you want to etch, is there an easy way to put a cut line around the image in inkscape that follows the shape of the image in inkscape?

Yeah, you can use the Auto-Trace to create a vector of it, then break it apart and just keep the outside cutline. (I believe it’s Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape.)

https://inkscape.org/en/doc/tutorials/tracing/tutorial-tracing.en.html

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This technique can work well for images as well as vectors…

I just made this cutline using it…

I did need to play with the fill thresholds a bit…

I added padding to the outside line using Path->Outset and the inside lines using Path->Inset

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Thank you! This is great!