I have created a logo for a project I am working on and I am looking to turn the raster image into a vector with as much detail as possible. Before you get upset with how silly my plan is, please keep in mind it may be silly but it is something I am workingon and I am only asking if anyone has had similar experience and is able to help.
The initial file is something in the vicinity of 3000px by 6000px and comprised of 4 sections, two of which black and white, and two in colour. Basically this, but without the camera and other stamp in the middle:
I applied the "Dream" effect via G'MIC in Gimp in order to make it more stylized and have played with the contrast a tad as well as reduced the overall number of colours in order to give the tracing program an easier time.
I began with Inkscape but the max number of colours was 64 and the image ended up traced and given a yellowish cast.
My second try was Autotrace which performed better. The colours are more accurate, if a little on the pale side, allowing for up to 200ish of them. Strangely, the black and white areas display colour areas here and there. I still need to tweak the tones in order to figure out which details I want to keep and which not ...but the main issue I am encountering is this: random transparent bits here and there in the image. I'd like to know how I can get rid of them. I assumed they had to do with the background, white, and therefore tried to darken the high end and avoid pure white altogether but am still getting them.
If anyone has any ideas, I will post the command line arguments mix I used and send a sample out as soon as I get home today. Please help!