Reputation
8,489
Top tag
Next privilege 10,000 Rep.
Access moderator tools
Badges
2 17 39
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~1.4m people reached

Aug
17
revised How can I cut out a section of a circle using Inkscape?
reupload images from imageshack to stack.imgur before they get replaced by ads; see http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/263771
Aug
17
revised How to improve my timeline graphic?
reupload image from imageshack to stack.imgur before it gets replaced by ads; see http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/263771
Aug
17
comment What's a good (and easy) way to show that a screenshot is a screenshot?
ImageShack seems to have deleted your image, and replaced it with an ad banner. If you can, please reupload the image (or something equivalent) using the image upload button in the editor toolbar (which will upload it to Stack Exchange's imgur account).
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
2
comment Using 72 dpi barcode on the package
@Jazzigula: You don't even need to download CorelDraw (or anything else) for this. Searching Google for vector barcode generator returns several sites (like this one) that let your generate bar codes from arbitrary text input. Just scan your client's barcode (there are sites for that, too, or software you can download) to determine the content and format, and recreate it in vector form.
Jul
7
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
29
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
21
awarded  Revival
May
31
awarded  Good Answer
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
26
answered “Grand grimoire effect” in photoshop
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
Look closely at the controller: if you select "Remove raster images" when optimizing the original SVG, the shading on the controller disappears completely (because it's actually an embedded semitransparent PNG). You can actually see it if you compare the screenshot in your answer to the original JPEG. The 4.02 kB version I got is bigger because it includes an extra path and gradient to replace the removed shading.
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
As with SVGOMG (from Dom's answer), here also the biggest savings seem to come from disabling xlink, which, as a side effect, completely deletes the embedded image. Obviously, replacing the image with a gradient isn't really something you can expect an automated tool to do.
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
I don't have the un-optimized version with just the gradient fixed any more, but if I manually edit the original SVG to replace the bitmap with the last <radialGradient> and <path> from my hand-optimized code, SVGOMG optimizes the resulting 5.8 kB image down to 4.02 kB (4.11 kB prettified), and seems to do a pretty thorough job; I don't really see any obvious missed opportunities. (Playing with it a bit more, I did notice that it sometimes fails to merge consecutive groups with identical attrs; Inkscape sometimes seems to generate those, e.g. when adjusting the page to fit the drawing.)
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
Looking at the rendered preview, it seems that most of the savings come from the fact that it completely deletes the embedded image. Obviously, replacing the bitmap with a gradient isn't something one can expect a software tool to do automatically.
Apr
12
awarded  Populist
Apr
9
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
9
revised Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
added 47 characters in body
Apr
9
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
+1 That's awesome! Honestly, I wasn't even aware that this tool existed. With the right options, the command-line version even beats my hand-optimized code by almost 200 bytes, and running it on the hand-optimized code gets it down to just 4571 bytes(!).
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer