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    ianloftus
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    Does Ortelius have a genuine freehand path tool?

    I’m trying to trace a freehand border from a scan of a map and the freehand tool keeps creating a bendy line that keeps moving around and won’t stay where I’m tracing.

    Help!

  • #27255

    Jill
    Moderator

    Hi Ian,
    The ‘Preferences > Editing’ tab provides some control over freehand smoothness, from very fine to very smooth. The smoother the setting, the more curvature that will be put in as you draw. The closer zoom/smaller the area the more this effect will be seen as you draw (with the curve smoothing as you draw). Try setting to ‘very fine’ in the Prefs to see if that helps. Alternatively, the Bezier Path tool gives you very precise control over drawing curves. I hope that helps, Jill

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