I have a subscription in Freepik.com which let me download quality vector files in EPS format (sometimes also in AI format). Each file author in Freepik converts to AI/EPS in Adobe Illustrator with settings as they each please.
My problem comes when I try to open those files in Inkscape and the conversion yields to numerous groups inside groups inside groups… for a single graphic effect, for example, a clipping group which encapsulates a clipping group with a clipping group … for a rectangle with radial gradient and a thin lattice as overlay. I cannot attach an AI or EPS as example. I'm sorry.
I have tried both Poppler/Cairo or internal methods of conversion and the result is basically the same.
I have to say that I already ask Freepik people to force their authors to use the SVG compatibility flag in Illustrator, but that was like shouting to the wind…
So basically I want to know:
- How to improve the EPS to SVG conversion in Inkscape (or maybe other open source (Linux) software?)
- How to flatten or wisely ungroup an EPS from Freepik, if someone else had encountered a better solution to work with
(If you StackExchange gurus think I didn't properly phrased or described my question, please bear with me because I lack knowledge of many technical terms.)