When I import a PNG file with transparency to Inkscape, for example an icon with size 48×48, I always get a distortion, even done if I export the bitmap, it is the same.

Someone else with the same problem?

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    You should post a screenshot, it would help a lot.
    – Drasill
    Commented Dec 15, 2011 at 18:02

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There may be more than one position to set - both the base position and any transforms you have applied to it.

Try turning on and locking to the grid (press #) before you import. This should have the same effect as Drasil's suggestion, but it avoids a lot of potential confusion.

To verify that it worked, turn off the grid (press # again) and set your zoom to 100%. The image should not look blurry or distorted.


I'm not sure it's related, but sometimes I have problem with imported pixel images if they're not at rounded positions.

Try to set the image at rounded positions, for exemple x=140 and y=206 instead of 140.22 and y=206.3645 ?

  • I have the same distortion, even done I set rounded posititions Commented Dec 15, 2011 at 15:36

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