f=correlation.png; s=400; t=50; a=1.2; convert $f -resize ${s}% -threshold ${t}% bmp:- | potrace -o ${f%.*}.svg -b svg -z black --fillcolor "#FFFFFF" --alphamax ${a}

Vectorize xkcd strips

Uses ImageMagick and potrace to vectorize the input image, with parameters optimized for xkcd-like pictures.

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2016-07-25 10:45:28

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