Raster to Vector

MagicTracer Conversion Software
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MagicTracer Commands

Quick Reference

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File Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
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Ctrl+N
New Project creates a new MagicTracer project
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Ctrl+O
Open Project opens MagicTracer project files
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Ctrl+S
Save Project saves the current state of the project
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Shift+S
Save Project As saves the current project under a new name
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Ctrl+I
Open Image opens image files
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Save Image saves the current raster data as a new image file
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Image Options sets options for saving image files
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Ctrl+Shift+S
Save Vector File saves the current vector data to DXF, DC2, XYZ, or WMF file
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Ctrl+D
Duplicate copies the current image (raster data only) to a new document
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Ctrl+F4
Close closes the current document
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Ctrl+Shift+F4
Close All closes all currently open documents
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Select Source selects a scanner, digital camera, or other external device
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Acquire grabs a raster image from the selected scanner or other external image source and displays it for editing in MagicTracer
Ctrl+P
Print prints the displayed image, vectors, or the combined view of both
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Print Preview shows a preview of the printed image
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Print Setup sets printer options
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Alt+F4
Exit quits MagicTracer

Edit Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
Ctrl+Z
Undo removes the changes caused by the last command
Ctrl+Y
Redo restores the changes removed by the last Undo command
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Set Undo Levels sets the undo levels of the raster and vector edit commands
Ctrl+X
Cut cuts the selected raster or vector data to the clipboard, deleting the original pixels or vectors from the document.
Ctrl+C
Copy copies the selected raster or vector data to the clipboard, leaving the original pixels or vectors in the document.
Ctrl+V
Paste pastes a copy of the clipboard data into the document.
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Paste To New Document pastes a copy of the clipboard data into a new image document
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AutoSave Enable/disable autosave which saves data to the disk at periodic intervals without user intervention

Selection Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
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Ctrl+A
Select All selects the entire document
Shift+S
Freehand Select selects a region of the image defiined by a freehand border
Shift+P
Polygon Select selects a part of the image enclosed by a polygonal region
Shift+B
Box Select selects a rectangular region of the image
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Circle Select selects an elliptical region of the image
W
Magic Wand Tool selects a portion of the image based on pixel color
S
Vector Select selects vector entities
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F7
Point Select Mode switches to point select in vector mode
Note: F7 key can be used to switch between Point Select and Scale/Rotate Select modes
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F7
Scale/Rotate Select Mode switches to scale/rotate select in vector mode
Note: F7 key can be used to switch between Point Select and Scale/Rotate Select modes
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Enable/Disable Running Snap enable/disable the running snap in vector mode
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Gravity Running Snap includes/excludes the gravity running snap in vector mode
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Nearest Line Running Snap includes/excludes the nearest line running snap in vector mode
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Midpoint Running Snap includes/excludes the midpoint running snap in vector mode
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Select Open-ended Lines selects vector entities that do not form closed shapes
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Show Endpoints Only only highlights the endpoints of selected vector entities
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Del
Selection Delete erases the selected pixels or vectors
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Selection Invert reverses the selection status of all regions (what was originally not selected is now selected, and what was selected is now deselected)
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Esc
Clear Selection deselects all selected pixels or vectors

Image Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
R
Rotate rotates the image by an amount set by the user
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Rotate Left rotates the image 90 degrees counter-clockwise
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Rotate Right rotates the image 90 degrees clockwise
Shift+M
Mirror flips the image horizontally
F
Flip flips the image vertically
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Skew tilts the image
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Resample changes the size of the image
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Alt+PgUp
Expand increases the dimensions of the image, filling in the new pixels with the current background color
Alt+PgDn
Crop reduces the image to only the selected region
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Shift+N
Negative inverts the colors of the image
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Grayscale converts a color image to levels of gray
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Pseudo Colors converts grayscale values to colors
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Ctrl+B
Brightness/Contrast adjusts the brightness and contrast of the image
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Ctrl+G
Gamma adjusts the image gamma
Ctrl+PgDn
Decrease Color Depth reduces the maximum number of colors in the image
Ctrl+PgUp
Increase Color Depth increases the maximum number of colors in the image
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Remove Transparency converts all transparent regions to a solid color
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Opacity sets the alpha channel transparency for the entire image
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Equalize equalizes the color distribution
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Normalize normalizes the color distribution
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Split To RGB divides an image into three separate grayscale images, each representing the values of red, green, or blue in the original image
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Split To HSL divides an images into three separate grayscale images, each representing the values of hue, saturation, or luminance in the original image
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Split To YUV divides an image into Y, U, and V components
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Combine combines three separate files into a composite RGB, HSV, or YUV image. Each of the three files sets the values for one color component in the combined image.
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Mix blends two images into a single image.

Raster Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
B
Box draws a rectangular outline using the foreground color
L
Line draws a line segment using the foreground color
K
Sketch draws a freehand line of pixels
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Circle/Ellipse draws a circular or elliptical outline using the foreground color
P
Paint fills all connected pixels of one color with the foreground color
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Eyedropper selects the foreground (pen) or background (canvas) color from the screen
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Color Tool selects the foreground (pen) or background (canvas) color in color selection dialog box
E
Eraser erases a square portion of the image and fills it with the current background color
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N
Remove Noise for black-and-white images, removes all disconnected single pixels of black. For color images, erases portions of the image based on the color intensity.
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Repair smooths out small imperfections in the image
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Soften applies a very subtle blurring effect to the image
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G
Gaussian Blur blurs the image according to user specifications
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Sharpen makes edges more distinct
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Median replaces each pixel with the median value of the pixel's neighbors
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Erode increases the size of dark regions
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Dilate increases the size of bright regions
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Shift+T
Threshold converts all pixels to black or white based on their intensity.
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Shift+C
Contour traces the inside edge of color transitions
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Ctrl+E
Linear Edge traces the edges of color transitions
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Shift+E
Nonlinear Edge traces the edges of color transitions
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T
Trace Outline thins black regions for vector tracing

Vector Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
V
Vector Convert converts pixel details to vector lines, curves, and arcs
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Shift+K
Sketch As Curve enables sketched vector lines to be smoothed into curves
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Ctrl+K
Enable Arc On Sketch enables sketched vector lines to be smoothed into arcs and circles
B
Box draws rectangles
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Line draws lines
K
Sketch draws freehand vector lines and curves
C
Curve draws spline curves
A
Arc (3-Point) draws an arc through three points
Shift+A
Arc (Center/Begin/End) draws an arc based on center, beginning and end points
O
Circle (3-Point) draws a circle through three points
Ctrl+Shift+O
Circle (Diameter) draws a circle across two diameter points
Shift+O
Circle (Radius) draws a circle from center and radius points
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Lines To Hatch converts selected lines to a filled hatch pattern
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Hatch To Lines converts selected hatch entities to lines
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Move Vector moves all selected vectors
F8
Vector Combine combines vector entities into a single entity
Shift+F8
Line To Curve converts line entities to curves
Ctrl+F8
Curve To Line converts curve entities to lines
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Line Smoothing smoothing of selected line entities with point reduction techniques
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Connect Endpoints connects the endpoints of line entities within a user specified range
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Mirror Horizontal creates a mirror image of the selected entity along a horizontal axis.
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Mirror Vertical creates a mirror image of the selected entity along a vertical axis.
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R
Select Rotate rotates the selected entities
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Ctrl+L
Select Scale scales the selected entities
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U
Set Drawing Units sets drawing units for the vector output.

View Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
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Toolbar toggles the main toolbar on and off
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Image Toolbar toggles the image toolbar on and off
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Raster Toolbar toggles the raster toolbar on and off
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Vector Toolbar toggles the vector toolbar on and off
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Status Bar toggles the status bar on and off
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Histogram hides or shows the color distribution histogram
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Display Mode Dialog hides or shows the diaplay mode selection dialog while opening a MagicTracer project file
Ctrl+M
Pan Tool shifts the displayed portion of the image in the view window
Z
Zoom Tool dynamically changes the view magnification
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Zoom In increases the view magnification
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Zoom Out reduces the view magnification
Ctrl+W
Fit To Window Mode the image continually resizes to fit inside the display frame
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Normal Viewing returns the view magnification to 100%
F6
Overlap Mode toggles overlay of image and vector data
F5
Switch Display Mode toggles between Image and Vector display modes
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Set Overlap Mode Opacity sets the opacity of the overlapped data in Overlap Mode

Window Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
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Cascade cascades the open project windows in a stair-stepped arrangement
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Tile tiles the open project windows so they all fit together to completely fill the display area
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Arrange Icons consolidates the icons of minimized project windows at the bottom of the display area.

Help Commands

Icon
Key
Command
Description
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F1
Help opens the help system for MagicTracer
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Enter Registration Key enters the MagicTracer registration key
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MagicTracer Home visits the MagicTracer Website
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About MagicTracer displays version and copyright information about MagicTracer