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I am working on a graphics project in which I need to export the SVG I created as a .xcf file for The GIMP.

However, when I go to export the SVG via Ctrl+Shift+S and the select GIMP XCF Maintaining Layers, I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 222, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions/", line 215, in affect
  File "", line 208, in effect
    x = open(xcf, 'rb')
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmpZQgKXm/logo-gray.xcf.xcf'

in a window with this:

Inkscape has received additional data from the script executed.  The script did not return an error, but this may indicate the results will not be as expected.

Then I went and loaded GIMP and when I try to load the Inkscape exported .xcf it gives me this:

GIMP Message

Opening '/home/nate/Documents/Graphics/Data/logo-gray.xcf' failed:

GIMP XCF image plug-In could not open image

This is really annoying, and I would like to complete this today, if possible.

I am running GIMP 2.8.6 and Inkscape 0.48 on Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit.

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closed as off-topic by Scott, Alex Blackwood, ckpepper02, Darth_Vader, JohnB Jan 2 '14 at 17:44

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This appears to be a tech support question about fixing technology to work as advertised. Please edit the question so that it pertains to using technology to solve a design problem. You may want to check if it hasn't already been asked in Super User. In many cases, contacting the manufacturer is the quickest option." – Scott, Alex Blackwood, ckpepper02, Darth_Vader, JohnB
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I think you'd probably have better luck asking Inkscape or GIMP support. – Scott Jan 1 '14 at 19:53