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Any apps/sites to vectorize images for free?

In the apps category (Windows, Mac, Linux), one can use Inkscape to perform a trace bitmap operation. The results are usually of reasonable quality and may require some manipulation of the parameters ...
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Alternative to Font Awesome

Friconix is my favorite Font Awesome alternative All the icons are free it uses CDN Easy to customize (explanations on the home page and Quick Started Guide are clear) I already requested an icon, ...
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SVG search engine

Yes, Google can search for SVG files. Lifehacker agrees. January 28, 2011 Google Image Search Indexes SVG Files Last year, Google announced that it started to index SVG files, but the ...
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Animated SVG image viewer for Linux

The file you've provided opened in animated form in Ubuntu Linux in both Firefox and in Google Chrome.
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

Scour is a python tool which removes redundant and spurious data from SVG files and then optimizes them. Install If you are on debian you can install it by typing this command: sudo apt install ...
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Gratis 2D floorplan drawing software

To answer your two questions: I recently had to draw a floor plan and used SweetHome3D to do so (http://www.sweethome3d.com; Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.12, Linux and Solaris; "Sweet Home 3D is a ...
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Vector image to machine embroidery converter

Currently the best solution for this is inkstitch. It's a rather effective inkscape addon to export embroidery. A lot of the problems with the whole autopuncher thing is the algorithm used is actually ...
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App to convert existing image files to vector graphics?

Autotrace is a CLI program that has worked well for me, converting scanned contour drawings to vector art (.svg format, specifically). Potrace is another CLI option; I don't recall why but I settled ...
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Freeware EMF image editor

The test file provided in the comments will open without failure in Inkscape 0.92, a more recent version than the referenced 0.91 failure. It also "save as" fine with 0.92 in .emf format.
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Software for creating complex schematics involving organs and circuitry

While a general purpose vector editor like Inkscape would be fine for creating simple diagrams, you might be more interested in a tool more specialised for creating diagrams like Dia. Runs on Linux ...
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Software for creating complex schematics involving organs and circuitry

You can do this in Inkscape. If you turn on the grid1 and hide page borders2 you get an infinite canvas with snapping3. (You can also save this as your default template.) Here is an example I made for ...
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C++ open source library for curve fitting

Four points are required to uniquely describe a cubic curve (the first article you've linked covers that case). You have more than four points so are unlikely to get a perfect fit - some kind of ...
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Looking for an image to vector convert capability without installing on computer?

Inkscape can be found on the internet in portable format, and it allows you to convert any image to a vector image. You can do this by going Path > Trace Bitmap in the menu. But I have to admit it's ...
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What software can be used to make this cartoon-like graphic?

You could make such an image with a vector-graphics drawing program, such as Inkscape. I can't identify the fonts, but I think that would be outside the scope of this site, anyway.
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Any alternatives to Adobe Illustrator?

A quick search for "inkscape for mac" provided a top-linked result to the download page. The indication is for a dmg file: Mac download page
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Vector graphics/sketch/CAD software that handles scaling as I would like it handled

Your question is a bit confusing because it seems like you wish to have features you find in a CAD application included in a Sketching software. So here I will recommend not a single application but a ...
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graphics software that can draw scater plot using vector images instead of points

Windows (Linux, Mac), free, OpenSCAD may provide a solution. It is a text based 3D model creation program that also provides for 2D image generation. One can use import() feature in the software to ...
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Best software (preferably free) for rendering images similar to those found in a mathematics or physics text book?

TiKZ is a LaTeX package that allows you to code graphics. For example, your first example in TiKZ could look like this: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{units} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Graphics framework for 3D flight simulation

Other than a time machine so as get a lot more time than 1 month you are going to need something that does it all for you. I would suggest using the Godot game engine. The actual development ...
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Any alternatives to Adobe Illustrator?

You could check out Gravit Designer. It isn't open source, but it is free to use. It can be used in a browser or locally installed. I find it much, much easier to figure out than Inkscape. I've also ...
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Any alternatives to Adobe Illustrator?

Inkscape latest version: https://inkscape.org/release/0.92.4/mac-os-x/ another open-source project i would recommend: https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/ https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/...
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

There is also svgcleaner. As of the time that I am posting this, the latest release was in April of 2018, and the latest (unreleased) commit in November of 2019, so it can still be considered in ...
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

You could install node.js and use command line JavaScript along with SVG Optimizer (SVGO) for optimizing SVG vector graphics files.
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Infinite Design (vector art) alternatives for Windows?

Take a look at Krita which in their own words: From 2004 to 2009, Krita was strongly focusing on being a generic image manipulation/painting application in the style of Photoshop or GIMP. Since ...
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Vector drawing app with "partial erase" (raster-like)

Ok, so I somehow wasn't expecting it, but Inkscape seems to mostly fit the bill! It generally ticks all the boxes in my original question. A few small disadvantages with regards to "MS Surface Pen ...
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Java library for multi-media and graphics

Well, it does not look as if this question were to be answered properly any soon, so I will just leave here my best effort to answer it. As far as I have seen, I have two promising possibilities for ...
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CAD vector graphic editor

You should definitely take a look at OpenSCAD (also called "the programmers solid 3D CAD modeler) - it is more of a 3D compiler than an actual modeler. The main difference to other CAD softwares ...
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Animating image sprites and outputing scene to gif

The ultimate free tool for doing this sort of work, (but with quite a steep learning curve), is Blender 3D which is a modelling, rendering, animation, video creation and editing suite - there is even ...
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Non-proprietary Presentation / Vector Graphics Animation

LibreOffice Impress has the following features: Free, Gratis & Open Source Cross Platform (Windows, OS-X & Linux) Just about all of the power of PowerPoint Export as html with a choice of ...
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