In Inkscape is there any way to remove from a photo all color, except one, and to instead either use shades of that color or that color and shades of black??

Though I'm not entirely sure, I think this has also been referred to as desaturing an image?

My intention is to make a handful of images better meld with the color palette of the website by doing this.


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    Hi. Inkscape is a vector graphics application, while your requirement seems related to rasterized images. GIMP, Photoshop, etc. are better suited for this.
    – Juancho
    Mar 9, 2017 at 12:04
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    The effect you are after is called "sepia". Google for "gimp sepia tutorial" or similar and you will probably find what you are after.
    – filip
    Mar 9, 2017 at 18:07
  • Create a rectangle the same dimension as your image, use the dropper tool to select the colour from the image. Use Filter -> Colour -> Greyscale to remove all other colours then place the rectangle you previously coloured on top (use Object -> Raise to Top if it is lower in the z order) - and mess with the opacity slider in accessible through FIll and Stroke, or move it to a separate layer(Layer-> Add Layer -> Position Above current layer, then, Layer-> Move Selection to Layer Above) for more Gimp/Photoshop like ways to blend the rectangle's colour with the image
    – Pinback
    Aug 12, 2018 at 3:45


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