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How to add drop shadow to a picture via CLI?

I have a bunch of pictures (mostly screenshots, but it doesn't matter) to which I'd like to add a drop shadow. (Reason for it is to add a nice border, as they have white background and I use them on a ...
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Importing PDF in Inkscape: Equations are rendered as Chinese characters?

I have followed this tip on how to convert PowerPoint (.pptx) slides to SVG (Save as PDF in PowerPoint > Open in Inkscape > Minor edit and Save as SVG) and had great success except when the slide has ...
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Inkscape detachable window won't re-dock

I've detached my Layers window and no matter where I drag it, it cannot be re-docked. Pretty annoying. There's a thread on the Inkscape forums where a solution is offered, however in my case the main ...
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Aligning a two sided design to be laser etched

I'm currently designing some tokens to be engraved onto acrylic and cut out, however I'm having trouble working out how to ensure that the designs will line up when the acrylic sheet is flipped over. ...
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Path-Difference [on hold]

I've been using inkscape for a few months and have a questions... When I have two images and I want to do a path, difference, it does not work for me. I tried grouping them and doing it and to no ...
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Simple way to export manually set rectangular area from inkscape?

Sure enough, you can open the Export PNG Image dialog, select custom and type the coordinates manually. But that's crazy. You can also use the Page export, but that means you'll need to re-adjust the ...
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Is importing PDF to inkscape loseless?

So currently I'm grabbing images out of PDF files, which Inkscape do a great job by importing PDF and grabbing a specific object. But I'm just wondering, is the PDF imported to Inkscape losslessly? ...
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Inkscape + Beamer for slideshows

So I have tried using JessyInk for slideshows and found it rather underwhelming, but I love the idea of being able to make slides in inkscape. I am a physicist who is making scientific presentations, ...
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Why part of points doesn't snap?

I have a vector shape. Some of vertexes are snap to guides, some not: In snapping, all types of vertexes are turn on: All vertexes looks similar: What is going on here? UPD. With zooming (all the ...
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How do I set Inkscape-pdf-export to “fill viewport”

I have an A4 (210x297 mm) svg in Inkscape. When I export & open the pdf in Chrome, it isn't sized to fit the window - it appears way too big and needs to be scrolled. How would you advise me to ...
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Inkscape: Move tiled/cloned objects

I'm trying to make a tileable background in Inkscape with some simple objects. Example: But it's hard to see how the starts will look after the image is tiled, so I would like to see 9 copies of ...
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Does something like Illustrator's “Shape builder” exist in Inkscape

Does a smarter boolean tool like Illustrator's Shape builder tool exist for Inkscape? Or a plugin maybe? I know the same can be achieved with the Union/Difference/Intersection tools, but the Shape ...
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Blurred, embedded raster image after importing PDF in Inkscape

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. It contains a raster image, which for some reason is completely blurred and I cannot figure out why. Any ...
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Cannot change aspect ratio of embedded raster image after PDF import

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. After import the raster-image does not fit the axis anymore. This would not be an issue, but for some ...
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Ungrouping a traced vector

I'm using Inkscape and have traced a hand drawn image and saved it as an svg file. However, I now want to ungroup it to add different colours to each section, but it won't ungroup.It offers the option,...
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How to increase line width of svg image downloaded from the internet?

I downloaded this image with a creative commons license. I open it with inkscape, open the "Fill and Stroke" menu, use the cursor to select everything and then try to click on "width" under stroke ...
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Creating dynamic connectors in Inkscape

In Inkscape, is it possible to connect 3 or more line segments in their end points, so that the connection will keep holding if I move the connection point? I want to create a diagram of vertices and ...
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Inkscape: Change font for groups

In Inkscape, I'm trying to design a calendar. I have a grid of numbers (days of the month). I want to change the typeface of all the numbers I'm working with. Is there a way to do this in a single ...
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How do I create Visio style connectable shapes with text in Inkscape?

I'd like to use Inkscape to create architecture diagrams like this one: The connector tool that Inkscape has seem to work okay, from what I see. What I'm still struggling with is an easy way to add ...
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How to rename a pattern in Inkscape

I created a pattern in Inkscape but its name is not really meaningful. And when there are more patterns in one document, it will be hard to remember which one is which, since there is not visual ...
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Inverted Clipping or Masking in Inkscape [duplicate]

I'm trying to use masking to do some inverted clipping. I have an image, and I am going to print them on wood, using a specialized printer. I want a certain area not to print at all, so I wanted to ...
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how to fill the colours in this music staff imported from another file

I am trying to see if I can get a couple of things happening here. Can I change the background colour of movie maker because whenever I convert my svg to png files, I realised that some pictures can't ...
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Inkscape: Require min inner angle for path, for router

I have path I want to cut out with a CNC router. The router, however, has a min drill size that can't reach tiny crevices. Is there a way I can constrain a path to a minimum angle? For example, "...
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Inkscape: keyboard shortcut for Break Path At Selected Nodes

I've been searching long time for keyboard shortcuts for these actions in Inkscape. Join selected nodes Break path at selected nodes Join selected endnodes with a new segment Delete segment between ...
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How to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac?

I had trouble to find out how to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac. I can imagine that many people are struggling with that, so lets collect the best solutions.
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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How do I work with architectural scales in Inkscape? [closed]

I want to make a floor plan in Inkscape, but cannot see how to set up the units. The measurements are in inches. However, if I set the display units to inches, then the page is only 8.5 x 11 inches ...
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Why does the pixel height of a font letter within Inkscape not match what is defined within the SVG file?

I'm working on scaling some SVG fonts programmatically. I was hoping to set the font size within the SVG file based on what I saw in the Inkscape GUI. Unfortunately, I ran into some weird. Here is ...
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how to properly position arrow heads with respect to a curve?

Given an arc of circle: If I add arrows on both ends I get the following ugly result: I'd rather like to see: I've managed to get the above manually, by converting the stroke to a path, and either ...
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How do you move the text anchor in Inkscape?

There is a very nice way of including Inkscape graphics in LateX files such that Latex renders the text from the image. Here is the description. Now this answer already describes how the text is ...
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Alpha for node markers in Inkscape

I try to create a SVG containing a an arrow which is supposed to have the color RGBA 00000086 so it is not completely opaque. Unfortunately, it looks like this: If I set the color (both contour and ...
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How to remove handles from a node?

simple as that, but i dont find any options!!! I dont want to preserve image. i just want to remove handles from a node to get sharp corners with no curves. Click+Ctrl creates handle on node, but ...
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Controlling mouse scroll zoom in Inkscape

When I use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in Inkscape, it is all too easy to rocket from useless big to useless small. Is there a way to control the sensitivity of the mouse scroll wheel zoom?
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Inkscape trace bitmap removing all white from image (background is alpha)

So, I recently took on the challenge of learning how to use Inkscape. I wanted to trace bitmap an image of the Australian flag, but the white parts if the flag is removed. I tried the Trace Bitmap ...
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Speeding up Inkscape with a hex grid [closed]

I'm a fairly inexperienced Inkscape user. I've added a hex grid with this add-on: https://github.com/lifelike/hexmapextension/ The grid is roughly 60 hexes across and 50 hexes vertically. I really ...
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Alternative Font Family for text in SVG-file

Context http://tankarochkuriosa.se/documents/gone-home.svg http://tankarochkuriosa.se/gone-home-scout-symbol/ Environment SVG-file in Inkscape 0.92.3 on Windows 10 Pro x64 Problem Web browsers ...
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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How to draw random colours dots?

How can I draw dots with a specific size and random colors? Is it possible to create a brush or something similar to do it? With the pencil if I hold Ctrl + click I can draw a black dot, but is ...
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Inkscape: why is importing a raster image different than pasting it in?

The solution to this Inkscape question required importing rather than pasting. To summarize, I had to import a .png raster image, rather than paste it, in order to be able to scale it down without ...
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inkscape: how to keep raster quality/detail when scaling down?

i'm new to vector graphics and inkscape, working on a project to help my kids think about geography. i downloaded a generic blank world map with country outlines in .svg from wikipedia. i want to ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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How do I adjust handles symmetrically on the same path?

I want to adjust opposite nodes on a path, made from a shape tool, simultaneously to maintain symmetry. For example I make an ellipse, convert the ellipse to a path, then select the two nodes opposite ...
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How to create vector physics diagram with know angles and line proiection

I'm trying to create a triangle vector. I know the length of the first vertical vector A, the angle between this vector and a second vector B and that the third vector C, closing the triangle, is ...
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Printing Marks error in Inkscape 0.92

I know where to find the settings for printing marks (Extensions > Render > Layout > Printing Marks) but I keep getting an error and I'm uncertain if it's a problem with Inkscape or user error. I'm ...
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Scribus can't import my MATLAB eps figure and has issues too if it's converted to SVG in Inkscape

I have a MATLAB script that produces figures in eps format. I attempted to import into Scribus but got a fatal error. Instead I imported into InkScape first to convert to SVG (no problem there), but ...
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Change certificate's recipient name automatically

I am about to design a certificate for 100 people. It is very time-consuming if I change the certificate's recipient name one by one. Are there any tools that can generate a list of names and paste ...
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Node-edit a group of paths (inkscape)

The documentation of Inkscape states (for groups) you can only node-edit one path at a time However, this is extremely annoying when working for instance on vectorized bitmaps which consists of ...
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pdf created in Illustrator opened in Inkscape but pdf export misses features

I receive a pdf. This PDF was generated with Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0 (Windows) Adobe PDF library 15.00. I use Inkscape to extract a particular page and I copy one particular object (a white dot) ...
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How to convert normal text to flowed text in Inkscape?

I have a document with several text boxes. I want to preserve the existing layout but want to replace the text. If I enter text, that exceeds the existing box, the text won't move to the next line, ...
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Sliding Nodes Along Path

If I have added a few nodes between the existing nodes in the path (using this button), then since the path shape doesn't get changed with the addition of the nodes, the presence of the nodes does ...