is it possible to import the trace function image into Inkscape
Screenshot is only option I know of at the moment to capture a trace from the GFUI.
Sadly, other than the kludge that @jdt92065 mentions no. I think everyone doing this should have a flatbed scanner of some type.
nope, but if you don’t have a flatbed scanner there are good apps for smartphones that do a good job, as long as you provide good lighting.
I use CamScanner for my Iphone (as their software camCard for scanning every business card I ever received)
Coincidence - I’ve just been looking at flatbed scanners on ebay, but I need to be able scan longer paper drawings, typically 8" wide, but 16 - 20" long.
Wondered about the ‘portable’ style. Anyone use these for longer than letter scans ?
Or do they all have a software limit to letter sizes for example.
Google PhotoScan has done some great captures of poster sized images for me. No reason it wouldn’t work on the sizes you mentioned.
It’s free. I know it’s available on Android, not sure about iStuff
Thanks. I think you saved me a load !
Bonus - I’ve just been looking at my family photos, just like the Ad !
What a neat app! Thanks man!
Can confirm - works well on iStuff
The google app sounds good. If you are looking for a dedicated scanner that can do 11x17, you might look at Brother all-in-one printers. They have several models that can print and scan (make sure you get one that has the 11x17 glass). Not as cheap as a free app, but not too expensive. I have one at the office that does a decent scan job. I did find this model on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0KAPRY/ref=psdc_172646_t1_B00EPY0JAI
That is what I do for artwork that is not digitally created (old fashioned pen and ink). i love the trace function for fun one-off kinds of things, but scanning and then working on it in a graphics program like AI etc. serves me better for more elaborate things or repeat uses.
Exactly, I love the camera for fun but a flatbed is where you can get down and dirty. I wish I had a larger and better one but the 8.5x11 built into one of my printers works quite well.
I use Google PhotoScan on my iPhone to capture glare- and shadow-free images ranging from document to full height mural sizes.