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I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp seems to be able to import SVG paths, it doesn't seem to work from files from Inskcape or the SVG's before bringing them into Inkscape.

Is there any trick to it?

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When selecting a path in Inkscape and al its points using the path tool (F2) then use a regular copy + paste action in Gimp does the trick for me.

The path shows up in the Gimp paths dialog and i am able to stroke the path.

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