updated 12:20 am EST, Mon January 12, 2004
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, an scanning and auto trace application for Mac OS X that creates vector images and text from a scanned image. The application can identify scanned fonts using a built-in library of 17,000 fonts (Adobe Font Folio 8/9, Bitstream, CorelDraw, etc., but conversion requires font ownership). Vectorized logos can be edited and simplified for precision by combining curves, straightening lines, etc. using "smart cleanup tools." It supports import from AI, EPS, BMP, TIFF, and other file formats as well export to DPS, HPGL, DXF, and CorelDraw. It runs on Mac OS 9/X, including Panther. Pricing is $700 and it is expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.