Inkscape uses clip -> and clip ->set inverse have the same result? Why is this happening?

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Why does set inverse have the same effect as set? Shouldn't set inverse keep the opposite?

  • It's hard to tell what you are clicking on since I don't read Chinese, can you change your interface Language to English please?. I just tried Object > Clip > Set Inverse (LPE) and it works for me. Looks like you are setting an ordinary clip to me.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Dec 17, 2020 at 15:34
  • Sorry, I didn't notice it just now. I changed to English. Thanks
    – Gerrie
    Commented Dec 17, 2020 at 15:53
  • I've added an answer now.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Dec 17, 2020 at 16:38

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Looks like you are trying to use Inverse Clip (LPE) which is a Live Path Effect on a raster image. Unfortunately, that command only works on vector objects, not raster images.

If you want, you can create an inverse shape manually to use as a kind of inverted clip instead.

Example. Here I made a rectangle bigger than the raster image I want to clip, and then I cut out another rectangle using Path > Difference. Then move that over the raster image and set it as a clip.

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  • thank you. I just tried it and it works. I would like to ask how to change the position of the picture displayed in the interface. I use -> <-, but I cannot move my vision. This causes me to only view part of the picture, but not the other part?
    – Gerrie
    Commented Dec 18, 2020 at 3:34
  • @cyj - sorry I'm not sure what you mean. Some guesses: press 5 on your keyboard to view the whole page. Move around the image by clicking and dragging while holding down the centre mouse wheel button, or press and hold down the spacebar and move the mouse, Zoom in/out using Ctrl+scroll wheel, or + or - keys.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Dec 18, 2020 at 14:18

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