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Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Questions about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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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: stack or abut objects

I'd like to stack multiple objects (e.g., circles touching one another in a vertical tower, or rectangles and circles alternating in a tower) but can't work out how to do it. Conceptually, the problem ...
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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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InkScape commandline interface to remove icc-color while converting

I'm trying to convert some .ai files to .svg and the resulting SVGs only work in Inkscape itself. Not on GIMP or web browsers (they display a blank SVG) Seems like the problem is that they don't ...
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How do I make a perfect curve in Inkscape and build my drawing on it

So, I'm trying to recreate the Firefox logo for practice but I'm struggling to draw the curve/circle that the fox follows along the entire logo. I can't manipulate the nodes as well as I would like ...
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How to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape, obtaining the same result than CSS "align-items: center;"?

I have been trying to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape 1.2, using the tool circled in red: The result isn't perfect: as you can see, the text is aligned using the height of the highest ...
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How to draw a full rose curve using function plotter in inkscape

I'm trying to draw a rose curve using the function plotter in inkscape. It should be in polar coordinates. I'm using the function cos(3*x). I want to achieve a result like this. I'm stuck with the ...
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Set font for whole file without losing other formatting

I want to change the font family globally in all text objects in the GUI using the font dialog. But when I change the font family for an individual object through the font dialog subscript and size ...
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How to overlay intersection with original object in Inkscape?

Say I'd like to produce the following diagram in Inkscape. How were I to proceed? I can create three overlapping circles and I can create intersection objects from them but the problem is to align ...
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Intersection tools/ cut path in Inkscape

I'm looking for the functionality described in this Wiki entry from 2009. The article describes a tool that cuts a path to where an intersection is met. Is this or something similar a feature yet? If ...
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Avoiding snapping temporarily in Inkscape

In Inkscape 1.1.2 (Linux), I am trying to paint rectangles near to each other without snapping to their corners as I draw them, but Inkscape insists on snapping to the corners. I saw in some answers ...
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How to maintain individual colors when duplicating or grouping in Inkscape?

How do I keep individual objects, each a different color, from changing to a single color when I duplicate or group? It is an SVG file in Inkscape This is a purchased file. When I group, duplicate, ...
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Inkscape: strokes show as gray or semi-transparent when should be black

Using Inkscape v1.0.2-2, I now experience a problem with strokes for any shape tool. I try to make a rectangle with a black stroke color, a .3 thickness, and no fill color. It was working and then ...
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Looking for svg editing software that supports the animate function

I am currently doing some simple svg files by hand. They contain simple graphics. Think of a circle representing a planet and a smaller circle passing in front of it representing a moon. I use the ...
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DXF for laser cutting from off-angle photo with length scales

I have a photo that I am trying to use to template a DXF file for laser cutting. The photo has a square rule for use as a scale bar, however it is somewhat off angle such that the right angle is ...
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Trying to create a text box vector shape

I am looking to make a shape like this on Inkscape, does anyone have any tips on how best to tackle this? I have tried to input this into my design but it covers images I already have on the design ...
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Inkscape: update size of linked image when source changes

I have linked some images generated by matplotlib into an inkscape layout. They are not in their final form. It's nice that I can change my code, save the image out to the existing name, and see the ...
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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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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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pdf font corruption in Inkscape and Illustrator

I'm trying to edit a PDF plot exported from Mathematica, using specific font Times using the plot option BaseStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Times", FontSize -> 10}, to match with the LaTeX ...
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Unable to create new line in text in Inksape Vector

I am using Inkscape version 1.3.2 When I try to press enter after a line of text, it doesn't create a new paragraph and instead writes in the same line as the previous text. The spacing between ...
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How to define a non-destructive contrast modification layer in inkscape?

I've a photo in Inkscape which is not contrast-optimized. I want to make whites to be pure whites and blacks to be pure blacks. Nevertheless I don't want the full photo to be contrast-optimized, only ...
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Converting populated map SVGs/PNGs to clean SVGs

I am working on this hobby project of mine, where I intend to convert a populated map SVG/PNG to clean SVG. For example consider this : to a clean SVG with only outlines of the different ...
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Is it possible to edit a mask layer without detaching it in inkscape?

I have a rectangle with a gray gradient that serves as a mask in Inkscape. To change the gradient position, I detach the mask, move the gradient handlers and re-attach the rectangle as a mask. Can I ...
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Align (distribute) object at center of margin in Inkscape?

Using Inkscape 1.2.2 (1:1.2.2+202212051550+b0a8486541), let's say I have this situation: I have a "physical" page which is 100x100 mm; and then "actual" page represented by the ...
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Round the corners without changing the stroke's width?

How do I round the corners on the 1st image without changing the stroke's width like it's done on the 2nd one? Also I wonder whether I can change all the corners equally, so that they all have the ...
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How can I automatically export parts of Inkscape SVG layers, defined by rectangles on a layer, into separate images named by rectangle+layer?

I have one SVG created in Inkscape. It has a layer* containing rectangles which define clipping boundaries. It has multiple other layers containing the elements that I want to end up rendered into ...
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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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Determining Aspect Ratio for Perspective Transformations - GIMP Inkscape

I want to put an image on a wall. I can work out where the vanishing points are and do perspective transformations but how do I work out what the aspect ratio of my image looks like on the wall? What ...
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Fonts in Inkscape Vector showing odd space when they overlap

I downloaded a bunch of fonts and I've been having problems mostly with the script/cursive ones. You can see here how the font is glitching and it happens with every other font that's not far apart, ...
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Embed linked raster images in Inkscape

I have an svg file with many linked raster images, I would like to embed them because the browser is not supporting linked images. Is there an automated way to embed all the linked images? Inkscape/...
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Windows Inkscape drawing save vs macOS Inkscape drawing save

I've used for quite some time the Inkscape application on Windows. When I used to save one of my drawings, automatically it did not save the entire document page as an SVG including the white contours,...
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opacity&position of PDF´s element, created with inkscape, is faulty when converting PDF to a Word file

The opacity and position of my element in my PDF file, which I created with inkscape, disappears when I convert the PDF to a Word fileConverting a PDF, which is created with inkscape, into an Word ...
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Saving SVG as PDF causes disappearance of centralized graphics

When I save my SVG file as a pdf with Inkscape or other converting tools like cloud convert etc. the graphic in the center is disappearing or it will be deleted respectively. I tried different ways to ...
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Inkscape - I want to import another svg file to its own layer and I cannot make it work

I have several svg files that originated as pdfs produced by R. These have been edited ikn Inkscape and now I need to combine them into one svg file ready for publication. I have layer one - just a ...
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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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How to add shapes equidistantly along a curved path in Inkscape

I have a Bezier curve along which I would like to add shapes at a nominal number of equidistant points between its two nodes. So far, I have selected the two bounding nodes of the curve and added ...
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Resize a rotated path by its real corners

I have a path which I rotated 45 degrees. I want to make it longer without changing the width. Is there any way to do it other than scaling the original path and then rotating it 45 degrees?
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Can you create particle clouds in Inkscape?

I would like to essentially recreate the following figure in Inkscape, but I don't know how I might go about the "particle cloud". Is that something I can do in Inkscape?
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Command-line bitmap tracing with inkscape

Suppose you want to trace multiple bitmaps with some fixed inkscape tracing settings, is there a way to do it automatically with a batch file?
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how to add measures of the axis using parametric curves in inkscape?

Hi I wanna plot a curve in inkscape: I need to add measures of the axis, for x axis, [0, 0.5, 1] for y axix, [0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1] But I didn' find any place to add them. Anyone knows how to do ...
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Inkscape: filter on the background as fill color

I am trying to generate diagrams for my blog in Inkscape that are equally suitable for dark and light schemes. The background color of the HTML page is #ffffff in light mode and #424242 in dark mode. ...
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Set the colour of arrows in inkscape

I have added end arrows to some connectors and Bézier curves, but I cannot find how to set their colour, since they appear to be concerned neither by the background settings nor by the outline ones. ...
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How can I break a path into two in Inkscape?

I selected a node, and then clicked "break path at selected nodes." Then I selected a node and hit ctrl-a to select all other nodes attached to it. It jumped the gap I had just made. I also ...
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Inkscape: Cut an unfilled rectangle into four sides

I have not found an answer to this, although I am perhaps searching for the wrong terms ... Ink Inkscape, I'd like to change an unfilled rectangle into its four separate sides. I thought that if I ...
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Stepped gradient without blur in inkscape

I want to achieve the same effect as on this question in Inkscape, how do I do it? I've searched but doesn't find any reference.
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Why do axis lines disappear when opened outside of Inkscape?

I made an svg graph using R (ggplot2) and it displays fine in Firefox. I then edited it in Inkscape to improve the legend. In order to do this, I had to ungroup a group that contained both the legend ...
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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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My images got layers even when it has not been edited it in an imaging software. why ? possible explanations

im having trouble with my unedited images opening as layers. im working with a scientific image. i have never edited this image on photoshop. i have opened this image on inkscape and have once tried ...

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