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smoothing curves Terry50 15 Jan 05:50
  smoothing curves rich404 15 Jan 10:03
2018-01-15 05:50:25 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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smoothing curves

Hi,
I made a circle; selected the border; and filled with color; and some of the curve was real rough during those hard turns. Is there a way to smooth them? How about inkscape and vectors?????? Thank you,
Terry

2018-01-15 10:03:27 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Hi,
I made a circle; selected the border; and filled with color; and some of the curve was real rough during those hard turns. Is there a way to smooth them? How about inkscape and vectors?????? Thank you,
Terry

Gimp is a raster editor and works with pixels that are rectangular, so any curve will have steps.

To give an appearance of smoothness anti-aliasing is used, semi-transparent pixels to blend the hard edges.

Two things to consider with Gimp,

1. The image mode. If the image is indexed, there is no anti-aliasing. The fix: Image -> Mode -> RGB see: comparison.

2. The size of the image, pixel steps in a logo or icon, are more noticeable than say a large circle on a poster sized image.

Using a vector. A vector circle can be scaled to any size. If imported into Gimp as a svg, it will be anti-aliased. Then size comes into play. Exported, usually as a png anti-aliasing will be applied, Then size comes into play. Printed or displayed as a svg it will be anti-aliased

rich: www.gimp-forum.net