I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 colors task is simple but time consuming nonetheless. When I found out that inkscape can be controlled from bash I went out to try and create batch script.
I have this script which opens image in Inkscape selects it and attempts to trace it to vector.
inkscape --verb "EditSelectAll; SelectionTrace" image.png
"image.png" is input image, --verb argument passes command to select all and to trace selection
You can get list of verbs with:
And that is fine except that verb SelectionTrace simply opens up dialog box for that and I don't know way of controlling that window with bash or verbs.
Somewhere I've read that you need to create custom verb(extension I guess) which does what you need to do and then use that in verb argument. Issue with that is that there is no example of similar extension already done.