Centerline trace error Inkscape v 0.92.1 r15371

Asked by oldergeek on 2017-08-21

After downloading and installing the newest Windows version of Inkscape 0.92.1 r15371 I try to get Centerline trace to work and I get a python error "Error: Cannot import PIL. Try apt-get install python-pil" I have done all of the steps in the centerline_NIH0Rhk%20(2).pdf document. Not being a Python programmer I find it a bit intimidating, but following the instructions only leaves me with more error messages concerning python.

I can't get past the first step "python\python --trusted-host --ignore-installed " When I execute the first command I get the following: "File "", line 2
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SyntaxError: invalid syntax

1. Is Centerline trace installed as a part of the latest release of Inkscape?
2. If not, why do the install instructions not seem to work ?

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Centerline trace is a third-party extension. You probably downloaded it from here:

That is also the place to ask for support - but perhaps just trying again, slowly, and also reading along in this issue: may already help you.

oldergeek (jimpritchett) said : #2

Many Thanks Hachmann. This certainly seems like the right solution for my problem. I am quite impressed that I got a response so quickly from the community. Again, thanks very much