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SVG font scaling appears different depending on viewer application

I have created an SVG image using Inkscape which consists of a QR code, with some text below the QR code. Before I submit the image to the manufacturer that will be in charge of printing the image ...
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Coordinates of groups

I have problem with Inkscape coordinate system. I use inkscape as a UI desinger. I want export each group as a single svg and...I do it by python parser and inkscape commandline renderer. But I have ...
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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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Equalize (reset) stroke width along a path in Inkscape

Like a million people out in the real world, I do not understand how strokes work in Inkscape, and do not have the time or dedication allotment to really learn. I have through sheer act of luck and ...
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How to make a nondestructive mask in Inkscape?

First of all, sincere apologies - I use Inkscape sparingly, and I'm not all that familiar with the proper terms for doing various things. I'm currently using Inkscape to design a simple icon. I wish ...
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It is possible to convert a regular shape to a hand-written shape using illustrator?

I want to convert regular forms let's say for example a rectangle and circle to a hand-written looking forms using Illustrator or Inkscape(best scenario). I don't want to use the pencil to draw the ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background color on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Gradient rendered differently in Inkscape (PNG export) and browser

I have created an image with Inkscape. This is how it looks in Inkscape and when exported as a PNG image: But when I try to display it as an SVG the gradient looks drastically different: In case ...
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Svg letters from Inkscape to html

I have done an infographic with Inkscape. When I put the img in the html I cannot see the letters. I convert them to path: path > object to path and it is solved. I suppose that I use a type of letter ...
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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background?

Currently, the saved svg file has a white and gray checkered background, which I assume to be because the background is transparent. I am trying to make this a white background. I viewed other answers,...
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Inkscape on Windows: How to change the default unit to pixels for new documents?

Creating this question, and providing the answer as well. On new documents created with the default template, the default unit is either in (US) or mm (Europe). As I work mostly on documents ...
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Inkscape: Changing default canvas size

Is there a way to customize the default canvas size in Inkscape?
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Transparent white PNG to SVG vector

I'm designing a logo and my customer already had a transparent PNG with some white letters on it. Now I need it to be a vector, but I can't shape the text like thate, so I thought that it would be ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become . shall become: . Only color replacement: orange → violet, orange → green, and no other actions. I never worked before with ...
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Inkscape - When saving as SVG and uploading to web, nothing shows

I'm really new to Inkscape and I'm having problems exporting my file for use on a webpage. I've created a logo and exported it as a SVG by doing the following: File -> Save As -> Optimized SVG (...
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How to randomly distribute objects only in selected area?

Imagine you wanted to design a glass of soda. First you create a glass: It's, in fact, a beaker - but that doesn't matter Now you copy the object, make it smaller, black and delete the stroke. Then ...
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Inkscape: Can not get “Pattern Along Path” feature to work as I need it

I am using Inkscape's "Pattern Along Path" feature. And I think I am having problem because Inkscape is rotating my pattern 90 degrees from the orientation I would prefer. I've a "path": . . . ...
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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I ...
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SVG does not render properly

I just started using Inkscape today and began making a logo for my robotics team. The logo consists of a phoenix that has overlaid text reading "Project Phoenix", with various other descriptors ...
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How to save real image size after resizing in Inskape?

I have imported several photos in an Inkscape file and then reduced them manually inside my document. In order to get a lighter Inkscape document size, is there a way to save the document by taking ...
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Remove background based on color in Inkscape

There is a classical way of removing background in Inkscape using Bezier curves. This is often quite lengthy process. Is it possible to remove the background of an object based on background color (e....
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Is there any free software for use with printed documents (for accurate CMYK)?

I need to send redesigned business cards to a print shop. I've tried GIMP and Inkscape (cards presently designed with GIMP with an embedded CMYK profile; I didn't have the computer knowledge to make ...
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How to snap a path to a node in Inkscape?

By enabling snapping to path and snapping to nodes in Inkscape I can, for example, snap a corner of a rectangle to a line by moving the rectangle towards the line. But it doesn't work the other way ...
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Create clock pattern with 12 “blocks” in Inkscape

I have already a vector path in Inkscape but it contains 15 "blocks" or "segments", like so: I did not create this image and I don't know how to modify it to give it sense as the background of a ...
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Inkscape division action seems to shorten lines

I'm having issues with the Path Division tool. I have a shape which I would like to divide according to a set of combined paths, as seen below. First, I select the path to split by, then the shape ...
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How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?

Is there a way to save an Inkscape drawing so the layer information will not be removed? When I save the drawing as plain SVG and try to open it again in Inkscape, all layers are gone.
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When Inkscape opens file, objects are jumped over the page

When I save and then open a file with Inkscape, it loads with object dislocated. I can then fix the object's location (it jumps near correct location after even slight move), save, but after opening ...
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Save multiple objects from vector file to separate files using Inkscape/OS/Freeware

I have a downloaded vector file (AI format). The file contains simple vector images of various dog breeds. I've loaded the file in inkscape,ungrouped them and would like a way to save out each dog ...
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Help with logo design

I don't have nearly enough money as a student to afford Adobe's Creative Cloud, so I'm forced to settle with Inkscape for graphic design. I'm trying to create a logo something along the lines of this: ...
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How to create a rectangle thin from top? [closed]

I am relatively new to Inkscape and I want to create a rectangle which is thick from bottom and thin from top like a tower. How can I do that? Plus a good Inkscape book or ebook or tutorial would be ...
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Inkscape - How to create uniformed group sizes for a svg file with multiple Object IDs?

I am a currently trying to create my own desktop theme in the plasma desktop environment. Right now I am currently at a roadblock and I need some advice. I am working on a svg file with multiple ...
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Best way to outline a geology map in Inkscape

I have a geology map where I have to outline lines of different styles (dotted, or solid), and eventually I have to fill arbitrary enclosure of these lines (so e.g., sometimes I need to fill a shape ...
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How do I move groups TO the root layer in Inkscape

As the title shows, I need to move groups to root layer in Inkscape. This is needed because I'm using a Unity plugin that allows to automatically generate a PNG atlas from a SVG file, but unluckily ...
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Global Swatches in Inkscape

In Illustrator, you can make a swatch, give it a red color, and then color a bunch of things with it. Then, when you decide that you think blue would be better than red, you can adjust the swatch's ...
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Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

For example, if I've got a path with a 3px border, I'd like it to snap to the edge of the border and not to the path its self? Here's a square which has the path snap to the guides instead of the ...
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Inkscape: rectangle with rainbow fill

I'd like to create a shape gradiently filled with visible light spectrum colors - from red to blue. I am using Inkscape. When I try to specify gradient from red to blue - it chooses a weird color path....
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Getting XY coordinates of the segments of a rule

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. I divided that line in 80 segments, and as you sure know, those divisions are not ...
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the "Document Properties" ...
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How do I make Inkscape's selection tool (F1) more precise?

When I click on something, it selects, I believe, the largest object in a given radius from the click offset, not the path I've actually clicked on. Is there a way to increase the precision? Zooming ...
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Inkscape: How to symetrically adjust handles on two nodes of the same path?

On a symmetrical path, I'd like to adjust two nodes while maintaining the symmetry. I understand I can move the nodes horizontally using < and shift-< using the center point as the symmetry ...
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How to reset the element IDs?

I work with a lot of Matlab figures which were exported to SVG-files. Matlab produces a lot of garbage alongside the actual image (mainly invisible lines). So there is a lot to clean up after ...
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How do I create a tri-colored arc in Inkscape?

I need to cut an arc which has three colors say red, green and blue one after the other. This is for a circular game paddle. I am using a differentiate on a square and a circle, then rotating the ...
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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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Inkscape problem: rectangle with unequal stroke width

Can someone help with this problem in Inkscape? When I attempt to draw an empty rectangle with stroke, what I get is a rectangle with stroke which lines are a little bit thicker on the left and right ...
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Convert Clipped Item Into Normal Path In Inkscape?

I created a demi-circle with the clipping feature, but it shows up as a group of two items. Like this: But i just want a normal path, could i do this anyway?
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Inkscape stroke to path width changing on rounded polygons

When I create a rounded polgon and elongate it, when I try to export it as a pdf, the thickness of the line changes (thicker in the elongated axis). So I tried object to path and stroke to path, but ...
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Inkscape: scale along direction

Is there a way in inkscape to make a scale of an object along a direction... The result may be something that can be done by rotate the object of -alfa scale the object in the x direction rotate the ...
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Embedding fonts in inkscape

Does any body know what is the current status of embedding fonts into an svg file that is readable by inkscape. I find the lack of embedded fonts severely impedes portability of svg files, particular ...
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Filling vector paths partially in Inkscape

I am trying to understand how to approach a problem where I have a vector path that I only want to fill only a part of the path of. For example, here is an unclosed inkscape path that I want to fill ...