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InkScape commandline interface to remove icc-color while converting

I'm trying to convert some .ai files to .svg and the resulting SVGs only work in Inkscape itself. Not on GIMP or web browsers (they display a blank SVG) Seems like the problem is that they don't ...
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How do I make a perfect curve in Inkscape and build my drawing on it

So, I'm trying to recreate the Firefox logo for practice but I'm struggling to draw the curve/circle that the fox follows along the entire logo. I can't manipulate the nodes as well as I would like ...
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How to draw a full rose curve using function plotter in inkscape

I'm trying to draw a rose curve using the function plotter in inkscape. It should be in polar coordinates. I'm using the function cos(3*x). I want to achieve a result like this. I'm stuck with the ...
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Inkscape: update size of linked image when source changes

I have linked some images generated by matplotlib into an inkscape layout. They are not in their final form. It's nice that I can change my code, save the image out to the existing name, and see the ...
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Avoiding snapping temporarily in Inkscape

In Inkscape 1.1.2 (Linux), I am trying to paint rectangles near to each other without snapping to their corners as I draw them, but Inkscape insists on snapping to the corners. I saw in some answers ...
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Is it possible to edit a mask layer without detaching it in inkscape?

I have a rectangle with a gray gradient that serves as a mask in Inkscape. To change the gradient position, I detach the mask, move the gradient handlers and re-attach the rectangle as a mask. Can I ...
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How to define a non-destructive contrast modification layer in inkscape?

I've a photo in Inkscape which is not contrast-optimized. I want to make whites to be pure whites and blacks to be pure blacks. Nevertheless I don't want the full photo to be contrast-optimized, only ...
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Unable to create new line in text in Inksape Vector

I am using Inkscape version 1.3.2 When I try to press enter after a line of text, it doesn't create a new paragraph and instead writes in the same line as the previous text. The spacing between ...
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Embed linked raster images in Inkscape

I have an svg file with many linked raster images, I would like to embed them because the browser is not supporting linked images. Is there an automated way to embed all the linked images? Inkscape/...
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Fonts in Inkscape Vector showing odd space when they overlap

I downloaded a bunch of fonts and I've been having problems mostly with the script/cursive ones. You can see here how the font is glitching and it happens with every other font that's not far apart, ...
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Windows Inkscape drawing save vs macOS Inkscape drawing save

I've used for quite some time the Inkscape application on Windows. When I used to save one of my drawings, automatically it did not save the entire document page as an SVG including the white contours,...
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opacity&position of PDF´s element, created with inkscape, is faulty when converting PDF to a Word file

The opacity and position of my element in my PDF file, which I created with inkscape, disappears when I convert the PDF to a Word fileConverting a PDF, which is created with inkscape, into an Word ...
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Saving SVG as PDF causes disappearance of centralized graphics

When I save my SVG file as a pdf with Inkscape or other converting tools like cloud convert etc. the graphic in the center is disappearing or it will be deleted respectively. I tried different ways to ...
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How to add shapes equidistantly along a curved path in Inkscape

I have a Bezier curve along which I would like to add shapes at a nominal number of equidistant points between its two nodes. So far, I have selected the two bounding nodes of the curve and added ...
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Resize a rotated path by its real corners

I have a path which I rotated 45 degrees. I want to make it longer without changing the width. Is there any way to do it other than scaling the original path and then rotating it 45 degrees?
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Can you create particle clouds in Inkscape?

I would like to essentially recreate the following figure in Inkscape, but I don't know how I might go about the "particle cloud". Is that something I can do in Inkscape?
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Inkscape: stack or abut objects

I'd like to stack multiple objects (e.g., circles touching one another in a vertical tower, or rectangles and circles alternating in a tower) but can't work out how to do it. Conceptually, the problem ...
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Inkscape: filter on the background as fill color

I am trying to generate diagrams for my blog in Inkscape that are equally suitable for dark and light schemes. The background color of the HTML page is #ffffff in light mode and #424242 in dark mode. ...
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Inkscape: Cut an unfilled rectangle into four sides

I have not found an answer to this, although I am perhaps searching for the wrong terms ... Ink Inkscape, I'd like to change an unfilled rectangle into its four separate sides. I thought that if I ...
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Stepped gradient without blur in inkscape

I want to achieve the same effect as on this question in Inkscape, how do I do it? I've searched but doesn't find any reference.
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My images got layers even when it has not been edited it in an imaging software. why ? possible explanations

im having trouble with my unedited images opening as layers. im working with a scientific image. i have never edited this image on photoshop. i have opened this image on inkscape and have once tried ...
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Inkskape Object>Clip>Set

Can U help me? I have a problem with the Clip function. I have a large .PNG but I need only part of this file, so I use the Clip function, but I understand that Inkscape holding in memory full images, ...
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How to combine two objects of different colour with one object completely enclosed in the other, so that only the outer border remains?

I am fairly new to Inkscape and would like to have a shape (hexagon), enclose a double helix PNG (an abstraction in one colour). The fill of the hexagon is a gradient in a different colour. The helix ...
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How to keep HTML formatting when copy text to Inkscape?

I have a text with headings, lists, hyperlinks in my editors, and I want to preserve them when copy to Inkscape. How can I do that?
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Determining Aspect Ratio for Perspective Transformations - GIMP Inkscape

I want to put an image on a wall. I can work out where the vanishing points are and do perspective transformations but how do I work out what the aspect ratio of my image looks like on the wall? What ...
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How to create a simple multicolored svg based on an image

I have an image from a machine that I am using (see image below). The shapes are pretty simple and I want to create an svg version of it, with black lines to show edges and color in the planes. I am ...
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How to create double/parallel arrows in Inkscape?

I'm trying to create double/parallel arrows to represent a Natural transformation. Per the Unicode standard the language for this is "double arrow" (see Arrow (symbol)), but it seems related ...
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How can I make a sleek, 3D look in Inkscape Vector for a ring?

I'm making this logo for a website for practice (just new to all this by the way) and I'm struggling to make the circle/ring surrounding the coffee cup look sleek and 3D. I feel like the outside of ...
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How to cut multiple circles in unequal pieces where lines pass in inkscape

I created several concentric circles and I want to cut them in pieces where the radial lines pass as if was a pizza (leaving an empty space with the width of the line). Each of those resulting pieces ...
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Shapes and lines don't have solid colors (Inkscape)

I have two rectangles and a line in my Inkscape document. However, all of them do not have solid colors. The rectangles are significantly more red where they overlap and lines and strokes are semi-...
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create an svg starting from a png

how can i turn this image : into an svg to use in blender? I tried to use gimp to convert in in a black and white image, but then with inkscape I don't know hot to proceed
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Inkscape calligraphy tool producing odd stroke inversions near sharp curves

Strange things are happening in the sharper bends of lines drawn with the calligraphy tool (see the locations indicated by the arrows). I don't use this tool that often, but I have work from a few ...
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How can I add text boxes to multiple pictures in one illustration in Inkscape at once?

I use Inkscape to create illustration for a "scientific paper". In this example I have 9 pictures in one illustration and I now want to add a small annotation (A-I) to each picture in the ...
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Inkscape LaTeX option missing

I just recently started using inkscape and I want to insert a latex formula. Doing some web searches I got to know it must appear under Extensions>Render>LaTeX. But when I tried to follow that ...
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Saving a SVG polygon with matrix-applied vertices from Inkscape?

I loaded up a simple triangle in Inkscape which looked like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <svg width="100" height="100" version="1....
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Inkscape crashes no matter what I try. How do I troubleshoot

I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask questions about inkscape crashed. (See below about why I am not asking on the inkscape.org forum). I've upgraded my Mac with an M1 chip to Ventura. I've ...
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How to achieve this text effect in Inkscape?

Free font could be 'et-book-bold-line-figures.ttf' (https://github.com/edwardtufte/et-book/tree/gh-pages/et-book/et-book-bold-line-figures). I know in Inkscape how to duplicate a text, move it, make a ...
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Remove a single border from the path

How do I remove my upper and bottom borders without changing the shape of my path? When I try to do it with Node tool's Delete segment between two non-endpoint nodes, it messed up the path.
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Inkscape: Object blueprints

In Inkscape, you can easily duplicate objects with CTRL+D, but each copy is separate from each other. Inspired by the class concept in object-oriented programming, is there an easy integrated way to ...
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Inkscape: batch processing (expand) SVG font glyphs

In inkscape, I would like to apply a batch process to all Glyphs of a SVG font, like: either just enlarge the path to make it look bolder or, maybe equivalently, add a stroke, then stroke to path, ...
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Inkscape Voronoi Diagram (Delunay Triangulation) Tutorial Causes Error Message

Good Evening, I am having the same problem to a Posting some Years ago. I have worked through previously suggested solutions carefully & dilligently. I believe my problem may be System Related; [...
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Best way to fit a near-regular shape with perfect regular shape?

I have an image of a curve that roughly consist of 4 straight line segments + 4 ellipse arcs (in theory it is a set of points with equal distance to a square, then compressed to a 2:1 aspect ratio). ...
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Reproducing a figure using inkscape (partial strokes on a rectangle box)

I would like to get some help in reproducing the figure attached as a photo using inkscapce. I have started by creating a 3d box using the procedure of extrusion and then I found my self stuck in ...
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Round the corners without changing the stroke's width?

How do I round the corners on the 1st image without changing the stroke's width like it's done on the 2nd one? Also I wonder whether I can change all the corners equally, so that they all have the ...
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How to remove a border when applying Different to two paths?

I have 2 paths (1st image). When I apply Path -> Different to them, the border still stays there. How do I remove the border I have marked on the 2nd image?
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Shortcuts for specific Live Path Effects (LPEs) in Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape to work with Live Path Effects (LPEs) to apply dynamic effects to my vector paths. However, I'm looking to streamline my workflow and would like to know the specific keyboard ...
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Inkscape: Create a zigzag border/ stroke for an object

It has been asked before for Adobe Illustrator: Zigzag border for rectangles Smooth parallel zigzag lines Is there a way to generate a zigzag border or stroke for a rectangle in Inkscape?
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Automate inkscape "resize to content"

I'm looking for a way to run inkscape in batch mode (without GUI) to apply the "resize to content" GUI action to an SVG from the command line. I'm in 1.3 (so verbs are not an option) on ...
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Is there a way to automate the batch export in Inkscape?

I was able to use a shellscript to open all pdfs from a folder and save to svg like: # Convert the PDF to SVG (basic conversion) "$INKSCAPE_PATH" --file="$pdf_file" --export-...
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Inkscape: Text in illustration is not recognized as text object and cannot be reused

After creating an illustration with a text element in Inkscape, I would like to reuse the illustration by only changing the text. However, the individual letters are broken into path elements. I ...
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