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I have a number of svg files created in Inkscape. I would like to know if there is an utility where I can export all the svg files into multiple pdf/png files.

I have around 150 such svg files. The easier and most obvious way to do is to open each svg file in Inkscape and export it. But it is too time consuming.

I was wondering if I could do it with some utility/software. When we are at it, I would prefer a utility in Windows.


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Some other options tools to convert to/from SVG from the Inkscape Wiki:

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I started using ConversionSVG. Amazing, It was lightweight. No pretence, just what I was looking for. Thanks a lot – Jun 21 '12 at 18:19

This link seems to have what you want: Batch export from inkscape in windows.

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For people who landed here from a google search because this question references Inkscape but isn't tagged with Windows, here's a complete howto for Linux (this assumes you have Inkscape installed on your system - tested on Ubunut 14.04 with Inkscape 0.91).

Create a file in the directory where you want to convert your SVGs to PDFs. (I used gedit below but you might as well replace it the text editor of your choice)


Paste the following code inside

mkdir $PWD/pdf
for file in $PWD/*.svg
        filename=$(basename $file)
        inkscape "$file" -d 1200 -A $PWD/pdf/"${filename%.svg}.pdf"

You can tweak the desired output resolution by modifying the value after the option -d.

Save the file.

Now make this script executable

sudo chmod +x

And execute it inside your directory containing the SVGs


This will create a new folder called pdf where you can find your PDFs with embedded fonts.

Happy Inkscaping!

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This would also be possible on Windows using a batch script of powershell, although it is worth mentioning this minor quirk about the Inkscape command line under Windows. – Scribblemacher Sep 22 at 11:57

For me the best way to do it is which is a free online file conversion site. It allows user to convert files without downloading a software tool, and supports over 1,000 different conversion types.

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