I am making an image by pasting a pdf image on a background. Everything looks great in Inkscape, but when exporting the entire Inkscape file to pdf, the pdf image gets somewhat transparent for no reason.

Attached you will find two files that show my issue. The Inkscape svg shows how it is supposed to be, but when I export, and then choose pdf, the top layer gets transparent. I have tried to make the popup opaque, but haven't been able to find a way. I have updated to v0.92.2 and removed any empty layers.

Do anyone have any tips as to how I can export as pdf and make the pdf look like the svg?

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You have two layers that are apparently identical, as well as one layer that is empty, at least from what I've been able to determine. The program I use, v0.92 informed me that your file was created in an older version. I don't think that's a factor, but I suspect the extraneous layers may be the key.

Consider to remove or disable the duplicated layer and to remove the apparently empty one as well.

  • Hi, Thank you for the help. I tried to remove the duplicated layers, but that did unfortunately not help. Will try to update to the newest version now to see if that does the trick. Were you able to export it correctly? – user61819 Jul 11 at 16:06
  • Unfortunately updating did not help either. – user61819 Jul 11 at 16:19

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