Is there a way to rasterize the Inkscape editor view for low res to emulate bitmap graphics? E.g. an 8px text on a 32x32px page is shown perfectly vector-y ;-)

If a "pixelate" filter effect could be used, it would need to align to the pixel grid.

  • You might want to consider using a pixel font for text. There is no way normal text is going to look good when rasterized at 8px.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 15, 2022 at 11:10

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If you only want to double-check how your work would look at very low resolutions, then there is the 'View → Icon Preview' panel, that gives you a magnified and pixelated preview of your page or selection at common icon sizes.

Alternatively you can also use 'Edit → Make a bitmap copy' to rasterize your selection, open the 'Object → Object Properties...' panel and set the 'Image Rendering' drop-down for the new image-object to 'pixelated'.


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