Sorry for my English, I'm a French speaker :D

I would like resize thousands of objects with the same height, but with different widths, and the goal of keeping each of their original aspect ratios.

I've found this discussion:
Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

If I choose % it will increase all objects, but with different heights. If I choose PX and I set a number in pixels 300px for example, the individual aspect ratios are not kept ! :'(

A script for achieving exactly the result I want is part of this question and answer:
Batch script to resize height of all layers to same height but keeping their original aspect ratio

But it's specifically written to work for Photoshop :/

Does anyone know how to reproduce this same method in a script for Inkscape?

Thanks for your Help!

2 Answers 2


If I get you correctly, you want this:

  • Switch to selection tool
  • Create an object that has the height you need
  • Copy the object to the clipboard
  • Activate the lock icon in the selection tool's tool controls
  • Select all the objects that you want to have that height
  • Select Edit > Paste Size > Paste height separately

Do you still need to script this, or is this enough for your needs?

  • Just a big Thank you ! This is a very good answer. I knew that I didn't need a script for that, but answers I had from a french forum insisted to script it :/ Thanks a lot ! Have a very nice day, take care :)
    – Ginette
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 19:53
  • In my case, it changes the height but the corresponding width is wrong. In other words, the aspect ratio of each object is not respected. Any idea why that happens?
    – Boson Bear
    Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 13:47
  • @BosonBear Is the lock icon active and are you using a current Inkscape version? Some intermediate version broke this (don't remember which, 1.0, maybe?), but it works in 1.1.1.
    – Moini
    Commented Nov 21, 2021 at 16:56

It's simple with Image Resizer for Windows.


  • select all the pictures you want to resize
  • right-click the selected files to bring up the quick menu
  • click "Resize Pictures"
  • select "Custom"
  • set your desired dimensions (width x height)
  • [since you mentioned you want the heights all the same, but the widths will vary, just oversize the width number to a dimension bigger than any of the final pictures will be]
  • uncheck "Make pictures smaller by t not larger"
  • uncheck "Resize the original pictures (don't create copies) [at least until you're comfortable with the utility]
  • click "OK"

See screenshot of the dialog box:

screenshot of the dialog box

  • I guess you misinterpreted the question. It is about 1000 objects in one image, not 1000 images. Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 22:29

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