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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make concentric text in inskscape?

I essentially want to outline my text multiple times. Something like this: Thank you!
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Fixing the width of an inkscape document

I would like to fix the width of an Inkscape document. That is, no matter what I draw on it, I want the width to be some fixed x, such that the text is always the correct size relative to the document ...
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

I'm trying to make tet bend in inkscape. Is there any efficient way to do this? I'm going for something like this (disregard the strings, it's from a hoodie): I've tried adding the text to path and ...
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What is this annoying point in the guideline, and how to remove its label?

I noted that every guideline has an annoying point on it, which may be dragged along it, but I don't see any way how to remove it. I noted, too, that guidelines in some templates have labels, and ...
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How to draw a diagram with arrows in inkscape?

I tried to draw a diagram. I won't change this one. But I need to draw a new diagram. This time the arrows aren't allowed to hide under the circle - or in the case of the new diagram: under the box. ...
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How to draw and fill the width region of the disk in Inkscape?

How to draw and fill the shaded region of the disk in Inkscape as shown in the image below?
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How to fill shapes with line pattern in Inkscape?

I can draw the outlines and add Latex variables in Inkscape, but how does one fill those objects with line patterns as in the below diagrams? Also how to cut out the pattern to fill text(or latex ...
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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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Another method for selecting an underneath object(s)

One method to select an underneath object (and other objects deeper in Z-order) is clicking it (repeatedly) with while holding the Alt key down. Is there another method, maybe with some advantage?
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Rotation in Isometric View

I am using isometric view to make a diagram, and I find it challenging to rotate the figure in a single axis using transform and rotation tools on Inkscape. If I want to tilt the camera only along the ...
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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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Converting Underlined Text into a Path in Inkscape

So I created some underlined text in Inkscape by following this post as a guide. Now I want to convert my text object into a path. Whenever I select my text and hit the Object to Path button under the ...
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export inkscape image for work in Finale Cut Pro

how do i export an .svg file in Inkscape so that when i import the .png image into Finale Cut Pro, it doesn't look grainy? the image in the video doesn't need to be super-high definition; just ...
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Dividing and Deleting part of an image in inkscape

I am trying to delete the "outside/overflow" of an image, to create a boundary with the pentagram. I have read many help articles, but feel like something strange is going on with the number ...
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How do I get potrace commands out of inkscape?

I can get the .pnm ⇾ .svg results I want using the Trace Bitmap tool in the Inkscape GUI. If I understand it correctly, that tool is just a front end to Potrace. Is there a way to see what Inkscape is ...
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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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Adding a background to a sample of letters of a text object in Inkscape

Does anyone know how to highlight a sample of letters in a text object with a solid colour using Inkscape? I saw a similar post with the question of how to highlight the entire text object (the post ...
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Inkscape: How does one disable object stroke absolutely?

Immutable Stroke Configuration The image below shows a couple icons I am working on. I need to define bounding boxes for the icons to ensure there size is always the same. The problem is when I color ...
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Inkscape PathEffects: How to remember which path to copy to clipboard?

Recently, I started using Inkscape regularly and more particularly the Live Path Effects. But I am still be confused when dealing with most path effects. Some Path Effects such the "Pattern Along ...
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Continuously changing the color of an object on canvas

To continuously change the color of an object, you may use the Fill and Stroke dialog and drag in its bands or color wheel. Is it possible to do it directly on the canvas, without any dialog?
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Inkscape: How to bend object with more than one color into a circle precisely?

How to bend the rectangle on the left to the circle on the right? I've tried creating a circle and applying the "pattern along path" effect, but it only results in one color.
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How to create a toon looking smoke trail?

I'm trying to create a kind of a smoke trail for a rocket ship in a toon look. Something like in this image: I thought combining the Inkscape a path effects Power stroke and Pattern Along Path would ...
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Toolboxes are huge in inkscape

Is there a way to resize docked toolboxes in inkscape? I dock toolboxes towards the right of my screen (see image below) but it is taking up too much space compared to my drawing layer. Dragging it by ...
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How to change the color of a layer's icon?

Layer's icons may have different colors, as e.g. in the “A4 leaflet 3-fold Roll” document template: A layer's icon color is repeated in the status bar, too (near the layer's name): But in the “...
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