Img2CAD

Img2CAD

Turns images into formats compatible with CAD programs
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Converts a variety of standard image formats like JPEG, PNG, BMP, PCX, GIF, TIF, etc. into formats like WMF, DXF, EMF or HPGL that can be opened with CAD applications. Customizes the size, brightness and other aspects of the original picture.

Img2CAD is a handy and lightweight software tool that allows you to convert any image file into vectorial image format, ready to be edited with any CAD application. The program is capable of converting in batches any number of source images and you can even select full folders and let the program find the image files inside them for you.

Img2CAD offers a fairly simple and unattractive user interface whose visual design might be widely improved. The program allows you to add all the source files you want to convert at once, and will show them all on the conversion list. Among the input formats supported by Img2CAD there are many popular image file formats and some not-so-popular ones, such as BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, PCX, J2K, JAS, TGA, JBG, and MNG. The output formats supported by the program, on the other hand, are DXF, EMF, WMF, HPGL, and even plain text. If you select text format, the program writes a series of commands that can be interpreted by any standard CAD application.

Finally, before you start the conversion process, you can tweak many relevant parameters in the "Options" window. Among them, you can select the thinning method between the center line and the outline and the objects to be identified, such as arcs, circles, and polylines. You can also type a scale value, a color threshold value, and the tolerance level.

In a nutshell, Img2CAD is a very practical tool which is especially useful for professionals such as architects and designers. They can use the program, for example, to convert a scanned map or drawing into a vectorial format that they can edit with a CAD tool.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Lightweight.
  • Supports batch conversion.
  • Supports various popular and less known image formats.
  • Allows you to configure multiple parameters to get very accurate results.

Cons

  • Poor visual design.
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