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John W
07-09-2005, 02:40 PM
Hi there.

Ive a B&W bitmap image on the outline of NZ. Any idea on how I can smooth over the rough bitmap image to give it more curves? The image has no dead end lines, has a continous border/outline.

Ive PSP7, but can see a feature there that will do what Im after. Any program that will carry out this function?

Id like to carry smoothing similiar to what you can do in MS Excel/Graphs/Lines.

The files just 27Kb in size.

Thanks John in Mosgiel.

Murray P
07-09-2005, 06:15 PM
Have a look at the PS filters, unsharp mask, smoothing, even despeckle.

Graham L
07-09-2005, 06:18 PM
Or print it out, use a thick felt pen, and scan it. I love modern technology. :thumbs:

bartsdadhomer
07-09-2005, 06:25 PM
up it to image F1 and let us have a go

vicjalan
07-09-2005, 06:42 PM
You can actually zoom in and select as many pixels from the outer part of the image as neccesary and blur them out and once you zoom back out to its normal size, it should seem better.

This is coming from my photoshop mind, I'm not too familiar with Paint Shop but maybe the concept is the same. :D

Murray P
07-09-2005, 07:35 PM
You can actually zoom in and select as many pixels from the outer part of the image as neccesary and blur them out and once you zoom back out to its normal size, it should seem better.

This is coming from my photoshop mind, I'm not too familiar with Paint Shop but maybe the concept is the same. :D

Arrgh, vicjalan, I'd read PSP7 as Photoshop. My bad, as you were, carry on all.

Greg
07-09-2005, 08:20 PM
Arrgh, vicjalan, I'd read PSP7 as Photoshop. My bad, as you were, carry on all.As I recall from my PSP days a few years ago, you can still do what you suggest.

netchicken
07-09-2005, 08:50 PM
Get a better map of NZ off the net, there are heaps around...
http://images.google.co.nz/images?q=map+new+zealand&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

John W
08-09-2005, 09:57 AM
OK, here is the image I want smoothed out, still cant find what I want to do in PSP7.

www.ourpage.co.nz/oit

Thanks...............John in Mosgiel.

sal
08-09-2005, 02:47 PM
Here's my rendition, I've also uploaded a high res one to show you the possible results thanks to tracing with the pen tool, a feature of all graphic imaging software. Whats the pen tool? This is what the pen tool in Macromedia Fireworks (http://imagef1.x10hosting.com/files/pen_tool.gif) looks like.

Attached file: johnw_nz.gif (http://imagef1.x10hosting.com/files/johnw_nz.gif)
Attached file: johnw_nz_hi-res.gif (http://imagef1.x10hosting.com/files/johnw_nz_hi-res.gif)

Metla
08-09-2005, 03:00 PM
Draw over the top of it using a vector pen/tool whatever in which ever photo-manipulation app floats ya boat,take all of 5 seconds and will give a perfect result

bartsdadhomer
08-09-2005, 03:39 PM
Turn yer back for 5 seconds and the b.......ds have moved Pig Island

John W
08-09-2005, 03:43 PM
Thanks sal. do you put an overlay atop the image, then trace with the Pen tool?

Thanks again.............John in Mosgiel.