I have an image clipped inside a rectangle shape, how can I move the image inside without affecting the rectangle shape?

Maybe it is a simple operation but I already search for hours without a right answer.

  1. Select the clipped object

  2. Do Object > Clip > Release

  3. Move the image

  4. Select the both the image and the clipping path

  5. Do Object > Clip > Set.

Another method is to use an actual clipping group.

  1. Draw a rectangle over an image

  2. Select both

  3. Right click and choose "Create Clip Group"

  4. Double click to enter the group

  5. Double click the image again to just select the image

  6. Move it to the desired position.


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  • Is there a way to move the inside object without release the clip? – GhostOrder Jan 11 '20 at 14:12
  • @GhostOrder OK I've added more instructions. – Billy Kerr Jan 11 '20 at 14:34
  • Is almost perfect, when I follow your new instructions the rectangle fill color is still showed, is it the normaI behavior? I recorded a video to try explain it better. I can fix this by removing the rectangle fill, but this is strange to me since I came from Illustrator and there when you create a clipping mask the fill of the object that clipps is automatically hidden youtu.be/tTeFULLKMfU – GhostOrder Jan 11 '20 at 15:51
  • @GhostOrder Yes, remove the fill. Inkscape isn't Illustrator! – Billy Kerr Jan 11 '20 at 15:55
  • I know I know, I just a normal reaction because one always expect all the commodities that the previous software had xD. Anyway thank you for taking the time to help me. – GhostOrder Jan 11 '20 at 15:59

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