Questions tagged [inkscape]

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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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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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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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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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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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Setting the Viewbox so that the inline SVG will “Snap” to the size of the containing element?

I created this simple inline SVG by saving as "Optimized SVG" in inkscape. Prior to saving I set the size to 200X200px. <div style="width: 200px; background-color: red;"> <?xml ...
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How to crop SVG images in Inkscape?

I want the sides of this SVG image trimmed: I tried opening it with Inkscape, selecting the region I want with the Rectangle tool and then Object → Clip → Set. But nothing happens.
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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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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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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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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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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 bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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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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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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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 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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How to convert a group of two objects to a single path in Inkscape?

I'm trying to convert a group of two objects in Inkscape to a (single) combined path. When I select the image with the arrow tool, it says the following: I tried converting it to a single path by ...
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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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Cleaning up nodes in Inkscape

I have the following SVG: I am using Inkscape to create and edit this SVG. I wanted to have my Mask layer as the background and put all the other stuff on top of it. So to do that I duplicated all ...
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Inkscape font size doesn't match that of imported figure

I am a scientist and I like to use Inkscape to create schematic figures explaining some experiments and then to combine those figures with other figures I've created using statistical software to ...
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How to convert a 2D object into a 1D stroke in inkscape?

I have a couple of edges in urdu I want to convert into strokes to make it more like handwriting. How can I convert a series of shapes into a stroke? I tried taking a screenshot and using trace ...
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Knot path effect in Inkscape 1.0 — is there a bug?

While using the recently released Inkscape 1.0, I realized that the "Knot" path effect is not working as it was before. When I click any yellow diamond on a crossing, it wouldn't change the crossing. (...
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Inkscape - Ungroup and Break Apart vie Inkscape CLI

I am relatively new to this topics. I am trying to covert my svg file into dxf. This can be done with GUI and works fine but I have a lot of such small files which are needed to be converted to dxf so ...
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Inkscape - How to change the document scale without change objects scale

I did make a draw in a document, but when I duplicate the file and scale the dimensions of the draw to resize it to other resolution I fall in a "0,46296" scale. Now, I want to change the document (...
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Custom sizes in inkscape's real-time icon preview?

Is there a way to get a real-time icon preview at a specified size in inkscape? The Icon Preview panel found in the View menu seems perfect, except I can't find a way to get it to display sizes other ...
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How to select objects with same features in Inkscape but only in a certain region?

I have imported a PDF. It contains approx. 30000 objects which make it sluggish to render. Some objects like texts are expendable in most parts of the drawing but not in a part of the center. So I ...
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select again last selected items

Is it possible to select again the last selected items? If I click unwillingly and lost the selected items, is it possible to select them again without having to manually click on each one of them (...
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Why does deleting the transform property of a rotated object change the object's location?

Why does the location of an object change when I delete it's transform property? Steps to reproduce: Create a rectangle and select it. Click again to get to see the rotation handles and rotate it a ...
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way to apply the clipped shape of the path

When you blur an object then it's dimension gets increased, say you only want the blur to happen radially without leaving the circle, this behaviour causes trouble, so you'd have to clip the shape. ...
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Extract icons out of an SVG sprite

I have an SVG image sprite with a lot of icons inside it https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/adwaita-icon-theme/blob/master/src/symbolic/gnome-stencils.svg Is there any method available or a website ...