Questions tagged [inkscape]

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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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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How to batch convert multiple Inkscape SVG to plain svg and converts all objects/layers to paths?

I'm making some illustrations for a dissertation in Inkscape and I like this software. However, when inserting those illustrations to Word files, there appear some weird artifacts like: disappeared ...
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Inkscape not showing svg that displays correctly in browser

This svg from wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/OOjs_UI_icon_language-ltr.svg, is visible in web-browers, but shows nothing in Inkscape 0.91r13725 <svg xmlns="http://...
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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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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: un-stretch distorted text

I am importing a figure with multiple text objects in inkscape (e.g. graph). I sometimes need to change the overall width of the figure to match publishers requirements (e.g. single column figure ...
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Export svg without anti-aliasing in Inkscape 1.0 by command line

Inkscape 1.0 has the choice to export svg to png without anti-aliasing by GUI: I want to export svg to png from the command line without anti-aliasing, but I'm not able. I've read the Inkscape man ...
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How do I set a new SVG Path starting point?

I'm animating an SVG using CSS and I need to edit the SVG to have a new starting point for the animation. The path is relative. How can I go about doing this in Inkscape? Same issue but ...
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How to simulate embossed punch tape

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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Automatically converting square shapes into sigmoid curves

I'm trying to convert many shapes delimited by straight lines (green in figure below) into shapes delimited by sigmoid curves (i.e., starts horizontal, curves upward, ends horizontal). This is for an ...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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Drawing an oriented knot in Inkscape

I drew this figure with the knot path effect in Inkscape. Now I would like to add a few arrows. However, to apply the knot effect I had to make the entire figure into one path, so now when I add an ...
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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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Inkscape + Android Studio: Which one is the right format to export for compatibility?

So I was usually creating svg data with inkscape for my Android Projects but recently the import and conversion doesn't work anymore. I compared my old assets with the new ones and seen that the old ...
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Wrapping custom symbols around your drawing in Inkscape

In Adobe illustrator, one can create a custom symbol and then wrap it around any surface (say a face of a rectangle or a sphere). This feature is most likely under the advanced option of 3D and Bevel ...
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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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Inkscape to Gimp - Layers

I am a beginner in everything but especially GIMP. I used Inskcape to create a cover for my coloring book. It has multiple layers and transparencies. I know I have to flatten the transparencies. ...
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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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How can I make two figures same size in inkscape?

I am trying to make the figures same size. In the figure 1, they seem like they are in same dimensions, however when I include them in the latex they are no more aligned which can be seen in figure 2. ...
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Trace Bitmap in Inkscape is removing transparent background

I'm using Inkscape and I'm trying to "vectorize" (trace bitmap) a .png image with transparent background. Each time I execute the transparency is replaced with white background. Any tips?
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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What is the gradient tool XML structure for Inkskape extension programing.?

I want to create a custom gradient tool extension. what is the XML structure for the gradient tool? The tool I want to make would fill objects with N-vectors per (unit of measurement) to make vector-...
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Comic style scheme

I would like to build a scheme in comic style. I found the CSS markup that I like (https://codepen.io/mp/pen/ldAFs) It seems like the following tags do the job border-width: 3px 4px 3px 5px; ...
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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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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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Inkscape - Gradients and saving as vector graphics

I have a vector eps plot on which I add gradient shade in Inkscape. However, when I save as eps again, the gradient part of the plot is pixelated. Does anyone has solution for this, that is to save a ...
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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw - SVG stays distorted

Don't fully understand why, but some of my SVG files that I export are distorted. I am creating two fonts, and are having trouble especially with closed shapes like 8 and 0, but also with h - which is ...
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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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Modifying an image for angled projection (Inkscape)

I'm very new to graphic design programs and I may be dealing with a limitation, I'm not sure. I am trying to edit an image so that, when projected through lens at an angle it will appear to be the ...
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SVG file luminance masks not shown in Inkscape

I am generating SVG files with Python scripts (for mathematical diagrams) that use luminance masks on path elements. They appear perfectly in Chrome but the masks disappear when opened in Inkscape, ...
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How to fade out tail of path in InkScape?

How can I fade out this path from the bottom point, along the curvature of the circle, to the end point on the right? Or in SVG format: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="437.074" ...
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Clipping filling the intersection instead of cutting

I'm fairly new to Inkscape, so I was trying to clip the upper part of this letter "e" with a rounded rectangle, but when I do that instead of getting the usual result of having the area outside the ...
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Inkscape: How to assign the tool default Fill & Stroke to an existing object?

If I create a new object with a tool, e.g. the rectangle tool, the object will be created with default fill and stroke colors and stroke style. How to assign these same default values to an already ...
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How to distribute irregular shapes to minimize space between them? [in Inkscape]

Looking for a plugin that would automatically distribute irregular shapes on a surface so that bounding box has minimum area. The same asked here, but for Inkscape. Google doesn't help me much. Maybe ...
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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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How do I combine paths in Inkscape while preserving overlap?

I'd like to CNC draw an image. The image is composed of many, many shapes that overlap with each other. Say I'd like to draw this image: Visually I can see the outline of the star, but part of the ...
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Inkscape: Select all objects in another object area

How can I select all objects that are in the area of another object? For example, I'd like to select all stars in the red circle. (edit) I want to select each object that its whole part is in the ...
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Valid Characters in Unicode don't display in Inkscape

I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or there's an issue with certain unicode ranges in Inkscape Characters like 🍷🍺🍻 (U+1F377, U+1F37A, U+1F37B) do not display in Inkscape, even when used ...
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Inkscape changing last imported SVG colors when importing a new SVG

I am using Inkscape 1.1 (2021-05-23) to create some templates for a reMarkable 2 Paper Tablet. When I import an SVG into the canvas reusing pre-existing work, the colors are retained. However, the ...
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InkScape - Unable to save as "Optimized with svgo"

I followed the instruction from here to install svgo-inkscape extension. The extension now appears in InkSCape's Save as dialog. But when I try to save the following file as Optimized with svgo (*.svg)...
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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 convert an image to a specific pallette in Inkscape or Gimp

I have the following problem: I have a color palette as *.gpl from InkStitch "Ink/Stitch: Sulky Rayon" which represents the embroidery threads of a specific manufacturer. It has 280 ...
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How do I import multiple pdf pages into Inkscape?

I have a pdf file containing about 20 images, one image on every page. I would like to import all of them into Inkscape to create a large figure, but as far as I know, it's only possible to import one ...
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Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed

Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed. Even if I click on top, it won’t work.
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details of (Inkscape) SVG to PDF/X conversion through Scribus

I am trying to gain understanding of some of the nuances of the workflow described in Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow. The general approach is to ensure that an SVG document generated by ...
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Unexplained and intermittent gap above text

I'm getting intermittent gaps when working with text. In this example, notice the white line that cuts off the text: Sometimes, cycling the window's size fixes it. Sometimes, it doesn't. Exporting ...
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Is it possible to automatically export many subsequent frames in inkscape?

I am using inkscape to make a small series of scenes and then am stitching them together using R. I was wondering if there is a way to track movement and automatically export many frames from inkscape?...
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Inkscape shows wrong colors when zooming out

I have an object in my image that consists of a lot of small dots (~10,000) clustered together in a very close space. Naturally many of the dots overlap. The problem I'm having is in setting the color ...
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Is There A Way To Open SVG from web URL in Inkscape?

I'm running Inkscape on Linux and usually end up saving SVG's from the web using wget in the terminal. It would be much easier if I could import/open the SVG directly via URL in Inkscape, but I don't ...
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