Converting Raster Images to GCode

One of the projects I am considering is converting some line drawings to something CNC routed… So, how to do this conversion? A quick search turns up a few possibilities:

Nice Overview article: http://www.cnczone.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&id=2

Looks good, though complicated: http://www.rastervect.com/

More for cutting: http://www.imsrv.com/rasterfratz/

Really powerful. Good. Expensive! What the pros would use. http://www.vectric.com/ I’m quite interested to try this software, and quite horrified by the price. I’m hoping for a “once a year” sale, or some bundle deal.

I haven’t had a chance to try any of these yet – but I will, and I’ll update this post.

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