We compare against method described in
Gregory Lecot, Bruno Lévy,
ARDECO: Automatic Region DEtection and Conversion,
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, 2006
The results were created with the author's original implementation, available here:
Please note: most vectorization tools, such as ARDECO, are designed for much larger input images. In the paper we give a detailed explanation for why they perform less successfully on tiny pixel art inputs. The results below do not make a statement about the quality one can achieve on input images within the design range of these tools, they merely show that there is a need for specialized algorithms for very tiny images. It should also be noted that our algorithm does not generalize to large images with noise or anti-aliased edges. Click here to see some very nice ARDECO results on such challenging images.