Importing .bmp files

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Importing .bmp files

Post by rbasart » Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:38 am

I am able to import the bmp just fine, but on closer examination, the edges have become distorted and the curves are not smooth. What was once a straight line is now riddled with contour points. Any suggestions? E-mail me if anyone else has had/fixed this. rbasart@richandjan.com

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Multiplicity of Points

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:13 am

Please take a look at this thread:

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Smoothing

Post by rbasart » Tue Feb 18, 2003 2:37 pm

I guess I wasn't very clear in my first post. I had already drawn the letters for my font in CorelDraw9, each with as few nodes/points as possible. A straight line for instance has only 2 points. After exporting to a .bmp and then importing the .bmp into Font Creator, that straight line is now jagged with 20-30 points.

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That's the trouble with bitmaps

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:18 pm

:? Bitmaps are jagged by nature. This has come up before, and requests have been made for import of vector formats like EPS or WFM. There is no TTF export filter in Corel Draw 9, but if you have an earlier version you can export to a TTF, then open that font in Font Creator for final editing.
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Export

Post by rbasart » Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:34 pm

I was able to get a filter for Corel9 to export the letters in to a TTF. They look wonderful in FC now. Now I am battling with the size, spacing and kerning of the letters. Now that I have each of the letters in a font, I believe all my problems are in my lack of knowledge of the program.

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Truetype Export Filter

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:22 pm

I also use Corel Draw 9, the TTF filter might be useful to me. Where did you get it?
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:52 pm

Within a couple of weeks a new version will be released. It will include improvements related to the Import Image feature.
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Corel

Post by rbasart » Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:29 am

My bad, I am using Corel10, sorry about the confusion. All I did was do the standard updates to it from Corels web site. And...Looking forward to the new version. I am just starting to get this one figured out.

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