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Convert Images to SVG

  1. First of all, open up the Inkscape application on your system
  2. In the next step, we will add the PNG image to convert in Inkscape. For this purpose, open up the “File” menu from the Inkscape menu bar and look for the “Open” option
  3. Explore your file system to select the required file. For instance, our desired file “among-us-green-png” is stored in the “Pictures” folder. So, we will select it from there and then click on the “Open” button
  4. Within a few seconds, the selected image will be opened to your Inkscape canvas
  5. Now, click on the “Select and transform” tool from your Inkscape toolkit, present at the left side of the opened window.  It is the BLACK ARROW in the Upper Left.
  6. Select your PNG image.  It will get BLACK ARROWS on all 4 corners and sides of the image
  7. Move to your Inkscape menubar and open up the “Path” menu
  8. From the drop-down menu of the “Path”, look for the “Trace Bitmap” option. The “Trace Bitmap” is a tool that utilizes an algorithm for generating the vector tracing of the selected image automatically. This functionality also plays a significant role in converting PNG to SVG format in Inkscape
  9. In the “Trace Bitmap” dialog box, click the “Single scan” tab and from the drop-down menu, select the “Autotrace” option. In Inkscape, the “Autotrace” option is utilized for tracing an image into an element. Then, the traced element will be used in an SVG drawing
  10. Next, click on the “Update” button to preview the traced image with the specified settings
  11. Now, explore the “Multiple scans” menu and select the “Colors” option in the drop-down menu.
  12. mark the checkboxes: “Smooth”, “Stack”, “Remove background”. Here, the “Smooth” option will smooth out the texture of the traced image, the “Stack” image scanning option determines how the paths are defined, and lastly, the “Remove background” option will remove the background of the image.
  13. Click on the “Update” button to preview the traced image and then hit the “Apply” button to save the specified changes
  14. The traced image will be overlapped with the opened PNG image, so click on the image, and drag it in any direction so that you can separate the PNG image and the traced SVG image
  15. Then, select the PNG image, and from the left-click menu, click on the “Delete” option.  The borders on the PNG image will be bigger than the SVG image, so be sure it is has the BLACK ARROWS around it before clicking DELETE.
  16. Now, drag the traced image to the Inkscape canvas and move to the “File” option of the Inkscape menubar
  17. Click on the “Save As” option, from the drop-down “File” menu
  18. Write out the text you want to name your SVG image and make sure that you select Inkscape SVG(*.SVG) as the file format
  19. You have successfully converted your PNG image in SVG format!  Now, you can import it into Cricut Design Space

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