PathOptimizer is a plug-in for Adobe PhotoShop that automatically converts masks to a 100% optimised path.
The characteristics of the path obtained are as follows:
- Minimum number of vertices. In this way, we get a path that is easy to edit and less weighty for exporting to other applications. It also avoids the problems of some interpreters that are "crashed" with a high number of vertices.
- Maximum quality and reliability. The resulting path exactly matches the original selection.
Sometimes, making a selection with a colour masking tool is simple; for instance, when a homogenous background needs to be removed. However, if what you need is a path, the selection needs to be converted, and this is where problems tend to crop up.
With traditional converters, the path obtained usually has little in common with the original selection: there are too many anchor points and poorly approximated contours. The result, in these cases, is unusable.
PathOptimizer resolves these problems by generating mathematically optimal paths.