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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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How do I convert a pencil sketch into a SVG with clean lines in Inkscape?

I want to make a 3D model of a non-round bike headset spacer. So I traced one onto a sheet of paper and took a photo with my phone. I think the next step should be turning it into a vector file. But ...
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What is the math governing the shape of Inkscape's spiro paths?

I have begun experimenting with Inkscape's "spiro" mode for curves. Since I usually end up writing Python to create art that Inkscape just doesn't have the tools to accomplish, I'm curious what the ...
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Wonky display of SVG-specified Bezier curves in Inkscape vs GIMP and Edge

I've been encouraged to move to a vector-based package like Inkscape to achieve better scalability in my images, but when I display a well-formed SVG spec with a set of Bezier curves in Inkscape I get ...
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Why is the eps generated by adobe illustrator far less clear than that generated by Inkscape?

I used Adobe Illustrator to draw the picture. I save it in eps format. But when I insert it into a LaTeX file and generate a PDF, the picture is very unclear. But when I save the picture as svg format,...
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Adobe Illustrator merge anchors by distance to clean up vectors

is there a way to merge anchor based on a distance? Blender has a mesh clean up command that allows it to eliminate points that have a small distance between them. Does Illustrator have something ...
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Inkscape: Why is the path so complex after path division?

Steps: create 2 circles and center them. select both and path > division use the edit path by nodes tool to inspect the path Why is the path so complex in step 3? Is there a way to simplify that?...
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Looking for something similar to Adobe Illustrator Smart Guides in Inkscape

Despite wishing to move from using Adobe Illustrator to Inkscape, I am struggling to do so in practice, the primary reason being that I rely so heavily on a particular functionality in Illustrator for ...
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pasting bug inkscape

Trying to copy the (ii) pasting here yields Why does the pasted image look so strange?
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How to paste a drag selected area inkscape

So when I drag select copy and paste I get I don't like the large rectangle background covering my figure
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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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How to add emojis to text in Inkscape

How can I make emojis appear in a text box in Inkscape? I'm running Inkscape v1.0.2 (e86c870879, 2021-01-15) on Debian 11 (bullseye). I cannot get emojis to appear in an SVG that I'm creating in ...
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Inkscape: how to set the spacing of new pages?

Is there a way to set the spacing of the pages instead of moving them one by one? I'm working with grids, and the grids on the second page do not align as it is on the first page.
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Why does my arrow turn into this strange shape in Inkscape?

Does anyone know why my arrow turns into this strange shape in Inkscape when I fill it? Here is my svg file from Inkscape.
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Is there a way to export multiple layer combinations in Inkscape using the command line?

I have an SVG with multiple layers and I need to generate different png/jpeg files containting all possible combinations of certain layers. Is there a way to do this? I thought it might be possible to ...
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How to reduce space between text lines?

I set the number in red rectangle to zero, but the space between lines is still large. Is there a way to do more? The font is Libre Baskerville.
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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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How to save history in Inkscape when saving an svg file?

I have been saving svg files using the Save a Copy. But when I re-open the file and go to Undo History, there is no history to undo, even though I made a lot of changes to the file before I saved and ...
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How to add canvas margins to canvas in Inkscape 1.2

In inkscape <1.2, I could so easily add (canvas) margins to my drawing by going to Document Properties > Page. There were margin values that could be set up in some numerical fields (see picture)...
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How do I use specific paths to clip / mask an image in an svg file?

Context I am working on a personal project that necessitate the use of an intermediate software that produces a pdf. After pdf generation, I save as an svg file using Inkscape (with internal import), ...
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Minor grid lines missing

I have a page of size 210*297 mm, and I want a 1 mm grid. So I create one, but the spacing is not 1 mm and the minor grid lines isn't showing. Am I doing something wrong? Inkscape version is 1.0.2
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Inkscape: is there a way to perform path union on separate pages more efficiently?

What I want to do is: Select all on page 1 Path > Union Select all on page 2 Path > Union ... Is there a way to do this more efficiently instead of doing it one by one? I've tried select all ...
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Why does this LaTeX not work here?

Why does this not work for the second case? They have exactly the same syntax. I'm using Inkscape 1.2 and the lastest version of MikTeX. I've been trying to installed TexText but it doesn't work and ...
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Choose colours by hex code when filling unbounded areas in Inkscape

I am trying to use the 'fill bounded areas' feature in Inkscape, but it only appears to let me choose from the pre-configured colour selection. How do I specify exactly which colour I want using a HEX ...
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Inkscape: Document Settings Scale and Default Document Settings

Inkscape's default scale of "0.039370" is throwing off measurements when I use the Add-Ruler feature. Is there a way to make the default setting always set to "1.0" when I open any ...
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Coordinates of groups in Inkscape

I use Inkscape as a UI designer. I want to export each group as a single SVG using the python parser and Inkscape command line renderer but I have problems with the coordinates of each object. For ...
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Saving interpolated images in Inkscape

How can I save each interpolated image in Inkscape as separate images with the entire background and maintaining position of interpolated object quickly? For example I created interpolated images of a ...
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Why does my Inkscape export PDF look different from original SVG file?

Why is stroke in my exported PDF black while it's gray in Inkscape? This is how it looks in Inkscape: However, the exported PDF stroke become black inside: How can I fix this? Here is my Inkscape ...
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Why is Inkscape making my PDF font thin on my computer and bloated in print?

I have a 100-page PDF master file exported from LuaLaTeX. Several of the pages need to be trivially edited in Inkscape. So I separated them from the master file and opened them one by one in Inkscape. ...
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Inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. I have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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Is there way to get or convert characters into svg path?

In this picture is cursive Chinese character. There are lot of stroke order for normal Chinese characters. Is there way to create this characters into individual stroke with path data like following. ...
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Inkscape: how to apply filter to a sphere, not the square

I would like to apply a filter just to the sphere (see picture), however when I click the filter, it seems to apply to the square surrounding the circle as well. I have no idea why. Is there a way to ...
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Can you change the hue of a PNG with Simple Inkscape Scripting?

I am attempting to use Simple Inkscape Scripting to programmatically construct an image. I have been working through how to place various objects at (x,y) coordinates on the design surface, but what ...
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Blank clip when Inkscape SVG is exported

I am having an issue with an SVG image that includes a clipped element. This is what I see when I have the SVG file opened in Inkscape: where image369 in layer 3 is a clip from a bigger image I ...
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Combining Pictures of Letters

I am trying to put 3 letters next to each other. These Letters are saved as Images, unfortunately I don't know yet how to make the pictures just the the outline of the letter and not a box containing ...
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Using Inkscape, how do I have 2 nodes make a single curve instead of two?

In Inkscape, these 2 nodes have 2 lines connecting them (though it is one path). I want the 2 nodes connected by a single line so that I can divide the cross shape into 2 shapes. How is this done?
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How to convert a square SVG to all-size ICO?

I've drawn an icon in InkScape and would like to export it to an ICO file that would include sprites for all the reasonable resolutions (16x16, 32x32, ... 256x256 etc). How can this be done (without ...
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Overlapping between contours and fill colour shows when exporting svg in GIMP

I have made a bunch of images where one of the paths (heart) has an contour with a gradient applied. I selected the order: 1. Fill colour 2. contour 3. deco, so that I don't have this weird ...
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Imported raster images appear as placeholders

I want to import a raster image into Inkscape. But whenever I do "File - Import..." the image gets imported as a placeholder (see screenshot below). Is this some kind of compatibility issue ...
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Why does my text made in Inkscape not display elsewhere?

I made quite some basic icons in Inkscape, but when displaying the SVGs in other tools (browser or basic Linux image viewer), The text parts are not displayed at all. How to get it to show up ...
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smoothing unclean lines in GIMP

I scanned a line drawing and extracted the line work in Inkscape. I'm trying to clean up the image in Gimp (erasing dust specks and such), but the lines remain a bit jagged. I've tried selecting the ...
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Opening Inkscape File in Illustrator - No Layers?

I used to work only with Inkscape for a long time but now have Illustrator and am trying to get some of my files into Illustrator to work with them/update them. I have tried saving as an svg (...
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Step Image fading between two image paths in Inkscape

I'm using Inkscape. How would I do image fading, say about 5 steps equally spaced, so that they eventually blend into the background. So I want to go black to red (the second black figure to the ...
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Why does my logo look terrible and blurry on Instagram and Facebook?

I am not a graphic designer at all. The first logo I made was in Photoshop for my Etsy store. Now I want to move off Etsy but can't make my own website until I have good quality graphics. So I made ...
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In my Inkscape, why is there is a horizontal line appearing every time I draw a circle?

I think it is because of a previous setting or user behaviour, but I don't know how to get rid of it.
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Inkscape - save Tiny SVG (for QtSVG compliance)

I have some graphics done in my favourite Inkscape and I need it to be Tiny SVG compliant in order to be able to drive it later pragmatically by QtSVG. Collecting tiny bits and pieces from many ...
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Move object to existing group without actually moving it in the drawing

After creating an object in the root, I try to move it into an existing group just for better organization and I don't expect anything to happen in the drawing. I'm a beginner and I fail to ...
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Continuously changing the stroke width

To change the stroke width of an object, you may use, e.g., the Stroke style tab of the Fill and Stroke dialog, or the context menu of the Stroke width in the selected style indicator:                 ...
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Inkscape : Flipping object vertically

I want to create a reflection of my my pie chart, so I duplicate it and then flip it vertically, but I don't know why I obtain this strange result : the object is not exactly the same. Am I doing ...
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Inkscape export to pdf objects are missing

I am using inkscape to export a svg-file I have created with it to pdf. Everything works fine, except for the rectangular elements which are missing in the pdf file. My svg file can be found here: ...
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How can one remove the outline of a selection?

I have a blue semicircle with a black outline, but I want the black outline to be removed. I thought his would be easy, but have not been able to do it. I thought by setting the stroke width to 0, it ...

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