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Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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resizing thousands of objects with fixed height and preserving aspect ratio in Inkscape

Sorry for my English, I'm a French speaker :D I would like resize thousands of objects with the same height, but with different widths, and the goal of keeping each of their original aspect ratios. ...
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In Inkscape is there an easy way to divide my document into equal sections?

I'd like to import 6 pictures (.gif) into an Inkscape Document, and size them equally and place them, well-aligned, into separate sections of the document. My document is in Landscape mode, and for ...
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Deformed shape after using path union in two objects

AIM Create the shape of a symmetric apple. ATTEMPT I first created an ellipsed object, duplicated it and then mirrored it. Then, I selected both ellipses and selected the path union hopping the ...
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Combining two paths without losing the markings in Inkscape

How can I use the Knot Effect in Inkscape while keeping arrowheads (markers) on those paths? For example, here are two arrows : In order to use Knot Effect on multiple paths, I tried combining these ...
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Objects not aligned like rest of svg

I used Inkscape to make an SVG file for Cricut Canvas. The middle lines are not staying aligned with the rest of the objects and appearing on the bottom instead of in the middle (where it is in ...
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How to make a font / letter filled with dots using Inkscape

Is it possible to fill a shape or letter ( alphabet, Indic etc ) with random dots ? ie, when the base is removed, the letter will appear as if made of dots. Something like we can see below My goal is ...
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How to not get pixel/serrated edges for a logo exported from Inkscape?

I created my logo with Inkscape so it's format SVG, on Inkscape when I zoom in it does not pixel. But when I zoom in on the png file exported, the edges/strokes are not smooth, are serrated, pixel... ...
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How to properly fill color inside a shape in inkscape

I have created a complex shape using Bézier curves, and now I want to fill the color specifically inside the shape. Basically, shape has two segments. At first, I selected the shape and then filled ...
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Inkscape : Export as pdf results in blank files

I used to edit and sign pdf forms using Inkscape 0.91 on Ubuntu. For the past 2 weeks, I have been unable to do it. I can import and embed pdf files in Inkscape, add text and paths, but when ...
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How to change the stroke colour in Inkscape?

Sorry for this extremely basic question. I am wondering if my version of Inkscape is buggy or something... I draw a line and want to change its colour. How? This is what I have tried: Open Fill and ...
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How to trace multiple images at once, like batch processing

I'm a student, and I'm trying to go (kinda) paperless. I write stuff on my whiteboard, or a notebook then I scan it with my phone, and bring it into my windows laptop. My plan is to vectorize the ...
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How to draw a hollow line with arrows in Inkscape?

How do you draw an arrow like this in Inkscape? I tried: draw a line add an arrow to the end make the whole thing wider convert it to a path and then played around with stroke and fill but nothing ...
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inkscape: make the left toolbox wider [closed]

I like 'larger' icons in the toolbox. Unfortunately, they don't fit into one column, and then I get a pop menu at the bottom for half of them. How can I make the toolbox wider to accommodate two ...
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How to change color theme in Inkscape 0.92? [closed]

Seems the option Change Gtk Theme in preferences-->Interface is not present anymore in newer inkscape versions in linux. Is there another way of changing the inkscape theme in v.0.92 ?
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Placing an object on top of other object showing background object color

I am placing an object and placing it on top of other object using Align and Distribute but the other object background color is appearing as a stroke. Image one is showing two objects.
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Inkscape - reduce size of images in exported PDF

In my Inkscape file, i have some pictures. Some of them are cropped, others are downsized/small relative to the paper size. But when I export a PDF, the images are included in original resolution ...
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Replicating a fantasy map coastline pattern along a path

In fantasy maps coastlines are sometimes portrayed using a combination of two parallel lines and wave shapes on the seaside. I wish to replicate this behaviour for a custom coastline (a path) in ...
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Inkscape: how to print filename under imported image

I have a folder of about 200 svg files. I'd like to use Inkscape to distribute them on a single svg file, but I'd like to put, under each image, its filename (possibly without extension). Now, because ...
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INKSCAPE: Bluring inside of objects

I am having trouble containing a blur to the inside of an object which is the objective of this Inner Shadow Effect Tutorial. In the tutorial he clips an offset of a matching shape which he blurs. His ...
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How to put two shapes in one object in Inkscape?

How to put multiple shapes into one object (without grouping , cloning , union and also merging the shapes of them) in Inkscape? I mean something like this : *Note that the box in center is one "...
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Inkscape: How to have a Connector Line be two colors

I'm trying to connect two objects Filled with different colors with the Connector Tool, then have the Connector Line show the two different colors associated with the objects. Can I do that with the ...
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Scaling Text and Associated Objects

I'm making a huge number of "labels" that consist of text and a translucent background box. - I'm looking for something that will, if I were to change the length of the text or the size of the font, ...
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How can I “apply” a filter permanently without rasterizing?

I used a filter (color > grayscale) to modify the color scheme of my vector graphic. Now when I export to pdf, Inkscape either (a) rasterizes the filter, so that I no longer have a vector graphic, or (...
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How to search objects by label in Inkscape?

How can I search and find objects by their label in Inkscape 0.92?
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Bounding box of skewed rectangle

I have an object which started as a rectangle and then I skewed it. The bounding box of the object have been retained from the original shape. I want the bounding box to the what I indicate with the ...
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Converting lines into closed polygons in inkscape [duplicate]

I've traced an image (in this case, grand canyon) and it composed of several individual line segments. But now I want to give each of the closed shapes (again, not closed shapes, it just seem like it) ...
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Radial tiled clone where objects point to center of rotation in Inkscape

I'm trying to arrange some shapes radially using Tiled Clone. The objects are distributed evenly as I was hoping, but the orientation is not what I'm aiming for. I'd like all the "fish" objects to ...
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Weave Effect in Inkscape

How would I create a weave (woven) effect in the following image in Inkscape? Tks! OK, I ended up doing it as below, by manually overlaying alternating pieces of the correct length. (I'm guessing ...
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How to create unique regions by intersecting closed paths in Inkscape

Let's say I have a circle (A) with diameter slightly larger than the sides of a square (B), and A & B are aligned center-on-center. As these overlap, they will produce 9 separate regions. Is there ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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Inkscape : Procedure to undo uneven linewidth

I do scientific drawings and I often need to import curves from pyplot with an svg format. But when I stretch then too heavily, here is what happens: Yet, what I would like is a stroke that stays ...
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How do I rotate many objects with each object as its own anchor?

I have a bunch of incorrectly rotated objects, like this: I want to rotate them all at once so that they are all upright, like this: The only way I know how to do this is by selecting and rotating ...
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How to create and manipulate a slinky style spring

Background Im writing a book on music theory and I need to create some diagrams and illustrations to explain some key points. Im currently writing a section about sound waves and I would like to ...
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Inkscape equivalent of Blob Tool

Is there any tool/plugin to have functionality of Adobe Illustrator's Blob Tool? Essentially, I have some artwork which has been already filled with Fill Bounded Area tool. Now I want to perform ...
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Make fancy border in inkscape and gimp

I relatively new to GIMP and inkscape and trying to build posters but i couldn't find a any video or forum posts in which people create custom border images and use them as border (either they add ...
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Inkscape to Gimp - Layers

I am a beginner in everything but especially GIMP. I used Inskcape to create a cover for my coloring book. It has multiple layers and transparencies. I know I have to flatten the transparencies. ...
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Looking for font that has even-sized letter “E” for a logo design

Creating a logo and trying toe find a font that has a equal size letter "E" that can find into each other (like lego bricks I assume). I'm trying to avoid using paths and manipulating the letter that ...
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Maintain a straight edge when applying texture

I have an object to which I apply Filters > Textures > Rough Paper The object has straight edges and when I apply the filter they become irregular. I would like to get the texture but keep the edges ...
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Creating Gradual Text Using Paths in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a gradual text the follow a path using Inkscape. I know it can be done using Illustrator (see image bellow), but I can't figure it out using Inkscape.
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Why does deleting the transform property of a rotated object change the object's location?

Why does the location of an object change when I delete it's transform property? Steps to reproduce: Create a rectangle and select it. Click again to get to see the rotation handles and rotate it a ...
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How do I eliminate the cut path on top and bottom of letters? See below

My design in Inkscape I'm trying to eliminate the cut paths on the top and bottoms of the letters. So that it will look something like this type of card cutout
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How select the right node when two nodes are overlapping in Inkscape?

I draw a circle and convert this circle into path,and cut the bottom node into two nodes. I want move the node of rightside,but those two nodes are overlapping,I can't select the right node. I just ...
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Align to Center Across Page in Inkscape

When I used Inkscape before, I was able to snap an object so it would align with the center or edge of another object nearby without going into the Align and Distribute window. Now I can't do it ...
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Inkscape font different from other platforms

When I'm using the font Segoe Script in Inkscape, the characters vary depending on where they are positioned in the word. I tried using the same font in CorelDraw and Microsoft Word, but they don't ...
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How to create simple svg

I've been using inkscape to create SVGs. But I've come across a problem. I've created a simple plus sign (as simple as you can imagine). It is currently in PNG format with a transparent background. I'...
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How to make a linear gradient along curve?

What I want to achieve is basically this: a path with a gradient that goes transparent towards the sides. What I really want, though, is that gradient to be linear. For the example above, I used a ...
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Vintage photos and inkscape: removing “yellow” background

I am 1 week new to Inkscape, so forgive my ignorance here. I am working with a Glowforge to engrave vintage photos like this: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/vintage-blueprints-1-andrew-fare.html?...
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Measure path of multiple objects in Inkscape

Firstly, I'm a total novice, so please excuse me if this is a basic question. I'm designing a backboard for a neon flex sign which will contain text and a surrounding circle. I'm trying to calculate ...
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Inkscape equivalent of paste in front/back

Adobe Illustrator has nice handy shortcuts for paste, ctrl+f which pastes in front of selected object and ctrl+b which paste in the back of selected object. How can I manage this in Inkscape? I ...
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Inkscape change font size units from “pc” to “pt”

When creating text in Inkscape my font units used to be in pt, that is the convetional 12pt that might be used in a Word document. One day it changed to "pc", and the default size is now 1 pc (similar ...

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