I currently have signlab software and i use it for digitising basic graphics. however, i keep seeing folk saying they use image trace options in other software that are much cheaper than signlab and how easy they are to use. my question is, should i be looking towards another software for this feature because other than that signlab is great?
does anyone else use signlab to digitise or does anyone have better alternatives?
I am not sure where you are having a problem with signlab with regards to digitising? but personally, I fond Signlab as one of the best digitising software out there. it is very simple and easy to use.
Signlab has its own image scan/trace feature and a powerful one at that. but personally, I find on-screen manual digitising better, cleaner and overall greater results.
I tend to agree with Pane and others. Unless the thing you are trying to digitise is organic and accuracy is not a priority, it doesnt really take very long to manually trace the average logo and the results speak for themselves. In addition, there are plenty of places on the internet ( read low wage countries) who will do this job manually very well indeed for a few bucks
thanks for the replies guys and i am starting to understand it may be a bit of we need more practice at digitising stuff rather than auto tracing, but do you add a small fee or something for your time?
I use signlab and i am far from a whizz at tracing artwork. but I don’t have a problem tracing some basic logos or text and applying £10 or so for my time. I just offer the extra service when I tell them I cant use their poor quality artwork file. it is up to them at that point if they want to go back and forth for the sake of a tenner or so.