Simplified Raster to SVG Conversion Tutorial

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The need for this tutorial arised when we received at the Open Clip Art Library a donation of clipart images in PNG format. As the library mission is to collect images in vector format (SVG), we needed a quick way to convert them without having to do a complete redraw. Ryan Lerch did a tutorial needing both GIMP and Inkscape, so I did my own, simplified and using Inkscape exclusively.

The tutorial is a single file, is two formats:

PNG version
 This tutorial is free, but if you find it entertaining, pretty please (this is not a requirement, only my humble wish) send an email to dioanad at server with thanks for motivating me to publish it and expressing your unhappiness to the same person for destroying my motivation to publish more.
Be nice, polite and do not do nasty things with the address above. Thank you.
Many thanks to my friends at, and Inovatika for motivating me to write this.