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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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Using the shape of an object to cut the object beneath it in Inkscape

I'm editing an svg in Inkscape and I have an object on top of another object. I'd like to use the shape of the top object to cut the object beneath it. For those who are familiar with GIMP, I'm ...
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Inkscape svg in HTML

SVG does not always look sharp in HTML I have an SVG icon made with Inkscape. The page size is width: 200px, height: 200px and the line size is width: 170px, height: 170px. When I put it in a HTML ...
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How do I turn a pen outline into a single object for gradients? (Inkscape)

My question is a bit weirdly worded, but I'm sure this is common thing to ask. I inserted an image and traced it with the pen tool, but I didn't do it in one go. I have one part, which itself was done ...
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How to create evenly spaced grids in Inkscape?

I would like to create a pattern of rectangular/circular grids with specified spacing from their center (that is supposed to defines the pixel pitch in my pattern). I am able to make patterns with a ...
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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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How to indent entire textPara in Inkscape?

I have an SVG with some flowed text that has a hierarchy to it. My text currently looks like this: But I'm trying to make it so the second paragraph is fully indented some X units, like so: I'm ...
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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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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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How do I use inkscape to divide a circular ring into sections?

I'm using inkscape 0.92.3 and want to break a circular ring into 3 equal sections. I've created a ring from two circles and used Path > Difference, then Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes... with a ...
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Make Inkscape UI completely dark except the document [closed]

I went here and got myself the Inkscape Dark theme. I'm on 0.92, Windows x64. However, I see that the vast area on the screen (not sure what it's called), where the document is placed, is still white....
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How to reduce a shape to it's “guide line” (e.g. bold L to a L-shaped line)?

I have a hand-drawn shape and I would like to extract the lines from it, so that it can be cut by a laser cutter. In general, it's various "lines", but made of paths with fills. Using the stroke is ...
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Adding custom arrow head styles in Inkscape?

Is there any way to get more arrow head (marker) styles in Inkscape? I find the styles supplied with the software inadequate. Or can I use some other tricks to implement the arrow head function? ...
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How do I disable auto-replacement of missing fonts in Inkscape 0.91?

I am making files on two different PCs. We have a large package of fonts that we use, not all of them are installed on both machines. When we make a file on PC1 with a font that is not present on PC2, ...
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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Same width of line contour results in different display

In Inkscape 0.92.4 (2019-01-14), I have some green lines. They all have the same contour properties: But they result in a different displayed width: Note that the last green line is thinner than the ...
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Inkscape - How to reverse fill area and transparent area of an object?

Im new to inkscape, so please bear with the noob question :) Im trying to create a border which fades to transparent. At the moment I have the opposite - the border is white, the background is ...
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Half transparent color on a solid background of the same color how to make it contrast to see like in real life

Working in Inkscape I have an object that is somewhat transparent. I wanted to put this object on a background of a solid color but the background color is the same too. So after giving some thought ...
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Why is my clipped path an uneditable symbol, unless pasted into a new document?

My clipped path is just an uneditable symbol, unless I paste it into a new document. I know it's still a path, but I can't edit it with the node selector. What is the reason for this error? The ...
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Problem converting pdf to eps - grey hue (using Pixelmator and Inkscape)

I am not a graphic designer at all, but a science grad student. I need to submit figures to a journal in .eps format, they do not accept. pdf. When I try to convert my .pdf files to .esp, different ...
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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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How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
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Exporting SVG to EPS with 1 pixel = 1 unit

I am creating SVG files programmatically and I want to export them in DXF or EPS for a laser cutter and CNC router. Illustrator can export to DXF with settings "1 pixel = 1 unit." Inkscape has built-...
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In Inkscape is there a way to preserve file name of imported images?

I import (embed) a lot of jpg's and png's to Inkscape, many of them visually similar to each other. When you select an image, the tool-tip/status bar message will say something like: "image 1000 x ...
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Automatically reduce (remove some) nodes to smooth an SVG [duplicate]

I have an SVG image that consists of thousands of nodes. How can I use Inkscape to automatically reduce the number of nodes while keeping the overall shape? An example image is Fist.svg, with a small ...
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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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How can I make “Ink Free” font bold in InkScape

So just downloaded InkSpace for Windows, and there is a cool font I like "Ink Free" The thing is it does not have the bold option in the dropdown.. Any ideas on how can I enable this op
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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 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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Clip raster image with bezier curve shape in Inkscape

I have a raster image that I'm trying to 'cut out' a part of (then follow it with feathering + blending etc), I draw an "outline" with the bezier curve tool, afterwards making sure to close the newly ...
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RGB to CMYK pdf using various ICC profiles: should I see the differences? [Inkscape + Ghostscript]

I've designed a poster in Inkscape 0.91 (on Linux) to have it offset-printed. The printing company requires a CMYK pdf file that uses the ISO Coated v2 (ECI) ICC profile. Inkscape does not allow ...
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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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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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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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Can not remove arrow heads in Inkscape

I added arrow heads in Inkscape through Fill and Stroke editor. Now I can not delete them. Tried to find the option in the drop-down list which I used for the arrows addition, with no result. Here ...
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Is there equivalent to Illustrator “merge” function in other software?

I'm looking for same "merge" functionality (It's keeping all visible parts and discards overlaping (creates necessary nodes on shapes)) as in Illustrator in other (free) software / tool / scripts. I ...
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How to edit Inkscape measure text for small measures?

Here's an example: open Inkscape 0.91, draw a line about 10+ pixels in lenght, and use the Extensions / Visualize Path / Measure Path ... : Set the font to 5 px here; and note the text box of measure ...
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How can I draw a loopback connector using Inkscape connectors

In drawing a state diagram (nodes connected by one-way arrows) I need that some nodes connect to self. I want to draw a connector like the one in the example, which I made up with a circle shape. I'...
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Warping path for print on curved canvas

I'm trying to create some artwork that will be printed on an curved object (an inflatable event tent). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to prepare the file. The question is: How can I split an ...
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Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you can'...
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Draw simple lines in Inkscape

I can draw lines in Inkscape (with Bezier tool or freehand line tool), but they appear as path objects and when I save it, in the svg file they are also appear as path. My question is: How can I draw ...
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Remove background of a single contiguous color

I have a PNG image which has two figures, bounded by black lines, against a purely white background. My figures have also some white "pixels" (dots, points) inside, not contiguous with background "...
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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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In Inkscape, can I link to a pdf/svg-file instead of embedding its content?

I am using Inkscape as a canvas to layout existing pdf/svg/png plots that I have made in Python, and then add some details and text to the overall figure. When I import the pdf/svg files via File >&...
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In Inkscape, resize both the document and its content at the same time

I've been struggling to do something that would seem pretty basic: In Inkscape, how can I resize the document and its content (i.e. drawings) at the same time? A little bit of context: I want to ...
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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How to draw dotted circle in Inkscape?

I am pretty new to graphic design world & obviously Inkscape too. I just need to draw a simple circle with dots in Inkscape. I have tried all the options in the stroke style section, but wasn't ...
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Why do some SVGs render so differently in Inkscape?

Can someone please explain why some SVGs look so different when opened in Inkscape? I've used Inkscape for a while and I am able to open and edit pretty much any SVGs, but some appear with strange ...
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how do I change the points on a star in inkscape?

how do I change the points on a star in inkscape? im getting 6 points, but I want 5 point. on other computers with inkscape, I have 5 point stars. I looked in the tool config, but didnt see a way to ...
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Inkscape Printing

I created a design in Inkscape and I was having an issue with the design converting to PDF. The problem is whenever I export it to PDF, the blurred shadow disappears in the PDF file. I need this ...