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How to set 300 dpi resolution in embedded image in svg vector image

I have SVG vector image with embedded raster image i need to set resolution for embedded raster image as 300 dpi resolution using command line.
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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background in command line mode?

in short, I tried for f in `ls *.pdf`; do inkscape -z --export-background=ffffff --export-background-opacity=1.0 --export-plain-svg=${f}.svg $f; done It throws no errors, produces SVG files, but ...
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Software for graphing sophisticated geometrical shapes

I am writing my Master's thesis which heavily draws upon geometry. In particular, I need to create diagrams similar to the one attached. I have been thinking about what tools might come in handy: ...
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Is it possible to do smooth color transition between 2 paths in Inkscape?

I have 2 closed paths, one inside another: I want to get a smooth color gradient between their outlines. Something like this, but smooth: (done with path interpolation an manual coloring) Is there ...
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How to generate a path along objects in Adobe illustrator or Inkscape?

I want to get the right part of the following images from the left part: Note that I do not want to create images like on the left. The left paths are made from circles without center point likes ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

Here is a nice picture of a 4-d hypercube "sliced" into 3d and then projected onto the 2d plane. Unfortunately its background is white and I'd like to use it on a 10% grey background: How can ...
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How to fill areas outside of a stroke to path object that are enclosed by the path

I have created a celtic style knot and would like to fill in the the background. The fill bucket makes a several pixel ring inside the area but does not fill as I expected it to. The object was ...
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Is there any difference between combine and union with respect to the difference operation?

In this tutorial union is used to combine the purple triangles which are then cut from the blue triangle below using difference. IIUC we could also use combine instead of union and it has the same ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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Slicing a square into four equal rectangles in inkscape?

I tried creating a square, turning it into a path (Path > Object to Path) and then placing four rectangles over it that are also paths and doing path > division. But the square does not divide into ...
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Missing objects when saving .svg as .pdf with Inkscape

I am using Inkscape. I have the following .svg file (here): When I choose Save as copy and .pdf, I get the following (also in previous link): I tried grouping, ungrouping and moving layers, the ...
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How to use Clip and Set in Inkscape by filling only the borders of the object, not the interior

I want to fill the outline of my object with another image. If I use Clip & Set, my object gets all filled. My current object is a cat: The black color should be replaced by an image, the ...
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Inkscape: swatch color setup missing from swatches list

I have created a swatch file for Inkscape: GIMP Palette Name: My-Ca 50 43 2b beige foncé 57 4b 2e beige moyen a7 96 6b beige clair fb e3 bd beige pâle 2c 50 3a vert terne 33 4c 27 ...
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How do I make the font size value within my SVG equal the font value size defined within Inkscape?

When I set my font size to 100 within Inkscape, the font size saved within the SVG is not set to 100. In the attached example, the font size within the SVG is set to 133.333px. Why? It seems ...
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Inkscape: How can I vectorize the image to make the pixels more round?

I have this image with lots of pixels even though it looks it looks pixely (It's actually 1362 x 574): How can I make them "round" (before vectorizing, or when vectorizing, whatever works). I mean I ...
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How to cut a line by object in Inkscape?

I have an object and it should cut a curved line at two points. In the image below, I want the line to reach the object and invisible inside the object and then continue after the object. How can I do ...
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Is there someway to make a scalable frame or nine-patch within inkscape?

I don't mean that I want to create nine-patch pngs for use somewhere else. I'd like to create text-frames with corner ornaments that are not scaled in either direction when the whole frame is scaled, ...
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How do I draw equally sized lines equal distance from each other?

I'm trying to replicate Matrix.org's landing page image's lines. How could I do it with reasonable efficiency?
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When I draw a simple rectangle, it doesn’t appear

When I try to draw a rectangle, it does not appear. I can fill it but I don’t want to. I just want a normal rectangle with borders. How to do it?
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How to get the right toolbar back on Inkscape? It's disappeared

Stupid question really. But I accidentally clicked the [x] on the toolbar on the right (not the one with the snapping functions on it, the one to the left of it) and it closed, and now I have no idea ...
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Standalone nodes in inkscape

The question is probably due to my poor understanding of Inkscape and/or SVG. Is there a reason why standalone nodes do not exist? What I mean is an abstract non-renderable point which can still be ...
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Filling paths with transparency after breaking apart a traced bitmap

I'm very new to Inkscape, and I'm sure I'm missing something trivial. I had a .png image with some lineart that I wanted to vectorize. I know how to vectorize lineart as to have black vectorized ...
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Inkscape: cutting / trimming inner line

im new to inkscape and have little to none experience with it. i am trying to cut a circle that overlaps a line and delete the inner part of the circle, while leaving the outer part and the line? ...
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How can I delete bezier lines without deleting the colors I've filled them with in Inkscape?

I made this polygonal art with a bunch of bezier lines and filled them with colors. I want to delete all the black lines without deleting the colors. How?
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How to prepare a graphene oxide nanosheets (with wavy or undulations) using Inkscape [closed]

This is the picture of graphene oxide which I copied from a journal paper. How to create this kind of drawing using Inkscape ? I have tried to create the diagram, like a flat sheet.That is also ...
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How do I make a square whose border is made of numbers? [Inkscape]

I'd like to create squares, but instead of solid or dashed borders, I want them composed of numbers (like -1-). However, if I make a marker with numbers, and apply it to the squares, it doesn't work! ...
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How to keep vector pattern when exporting from Inkscape to PDF or SVG?

I created an image in Inkscape that incorporates a custom line pattern of diagonal lines and looks like this: Now I want to export this image as vector graphic in PDF format. However when I am using ...
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Inkscape - easy way to make a lace design?

Was playing around with designing clothes on Inkscape, and was wondering if you are able to make lace? I've already tried to make lace with the Bezier Curve, but every time I try it looks awful. Any ...
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How to do this button in Inkscape?

I need to recreate this specific type of button using Inkscape: Don't mind the text or the icon, just the button itself. I've tried creating a rectangle with a solid color fill, then duplicating it ...
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Letter spacing in Inkscape for the sequence fl

The letter combination fl does not space in Inkscape. I've set the letter spacing to 30 in the pictured case, and as can be seen the fl in flying is not spacing out. Is this a bug?
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Selecting and Moving Only Clones From Applied Masking?

I applied a Square Mask to a 20X20 Grid of Clones. The squares that were under the mask are now gray. Before I applied the mask I unlinked all the clones. I'm trying to move the gray squares using ...
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Removing overlap / minimizing overlap of tiled clones with radomize factor set?

I've created 20X20 tiled clones with the randomize factor set to 2% (X) and 2% (Y). The end result looks like this: Is there a way to remove or minify the overlap of the squares such that their ...
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Organizing Boxes Into Shape of Letter with Inkscape?

Suppose we have 100 small square shape paths. We want to turn these into the shape of the letter E. Is there a plugin or extension or technique in Inkscape that allows us to do this? I'm thinking ...
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Controlling the line height for Inkscape text?

Is it possible to set the line height for Inkscape text in the event that we have text on multiple lines within the same text object? This is a screenshot of my text tool:
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Converting from CMYK to RGB (to work with it), then back to CMYK

I am trying to make designs for printable products (shirts, mugs, phone cases, ...). I heard about the issue of the RGB and CMYK colors when printing. I am using Inkscape for my designs as it is a ...
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How to remove all circles in Inkscape?

How do I remove all the grey circles at once in Inkscape? Please see attached image. I can manually select one Object at a time and delete. I am very confused with using the eraser tool
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Confusion about stroke and fill for SVG path animations?

I'm trying to replicate this SVG animation: Codepen-original but with my SVG logo. Here is the same codepen with my SVG logo: Codepen-with-my-SVG. I'm new to dealing SVG's and started learning and ...
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Inkscape editing repeating pattern

I’m trying to edit a repeating pattern in Inkscape. I covert the pattern to objects and make my changes (adding some additional company’s), select them all and create pattern from objects. The ...
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process SVG to continuous, “no move”

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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How to use path operations to make a ribbon?

First, I draw a closed path like this: Then, I draw a line down perpendicularly down from one side of the path (I have snapping turned on, so that I can snap to the path): I copy and paste this line ...
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Trying to draw an ellipse, all i get is a line

I am trying to draw an ellipse and cannot get anything more than a line.
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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How to blur part of an image in inkscape [closed]

I want to use filters in part of an image opened in inkscape. I could use filters in the whole image by clicking on the image in selecting the filter. But I can not figure out how to apply a filter ...
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Copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape

I am trying to copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape, but inkscape rasterize the image rather than pasting the svg code. I know it's possible to paste the svg code via the built-in xml ...
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How to create perfectly aligned hex tiles

The problem is how to create hex tiles for a game so that they can be reliably converted into square PNG files and displayed as sprites in Unity. All the tiles are positioned on a hex grid, possibly ...
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Inkscape files move when opened in multiple programs [closed]

When I open an SVG file in Chrome, Internet Explorer, GIMP etc, one object moves from where I put it in Inkscape. How can I prevent this?
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Cannot set the right position by text around circle

I want my text to run around a circle, but I cannot set it properly. If I center align it, then it shows the whole text, but 90° ccw rotated. If I left align it, then it cuts the text by 180° and ...
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Free vector tool

I was wondering which application people would recommend for someone that wants to try their hand at creating some vectors. The Adobe suite is a bit too expensive for what I intend to do with it. I ...
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removing background of imported picture in Inscape

I am new to inkscape and was hoping someone can give me a step by step to remove background in a picture. Thanks
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Cannot get circle to cut around image!

Trying to make a logo similar to this in Inkscape but cannot get the parts of the circle to cut out around the image. I've tried everything. Difference, intersection, Object-Set-Cut. Nothing works. ...