I want the sides of this SVG image trimmed:

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I tried opening it with Inkscape, selecting the region I want with the Rectangle tool and then Object → Clip → Set. But nothing happens.

  • 4
    Are you selecting both the mask and the object to clip?
    – Juancho
    Nov 24, 2017 at 16:30
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    Is the raster with triangle and labels all vector graphic or is it an imported bitmap? Dec 12, 2017 at 14:49
  • Draw a rectangle. Then do Edit > Resize page to selection. Delete the rectangle.
    – Billy Kerr
    May 28, 2021 at 10:23

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The rectangle used to clip. ^ Draw a rectangle around the object and make a copy of it (you'll need it once per path in the SVG). The input SVG broken apart ^ Break apart the input SVG (using Ctrl+Shift+G to ungroup); this is the only way that this method works. Selecting each path one-by-one and using Path Intersection to crop them ^ With each individual path, select it and the rectangle. Execute Path > Intersection or Ctrl+Shift+8. You don't need to do this for a path if that path doesn't go outside of the crop area. The final result ^ After doing this for each individual path, you can regroup the SVG if you want.

Hope that helps!

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