On 4/23/06, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...961...> wrote:
Scislac has taken this task on, and plans to have it done for the
Two screenshots are done currently, and one more is in the works. There
will be a call for more screenshots on the Deviant Art site.
I don't know what they are worth but I produced screenshots when I
designed a scientific poster with Inkscape. I thought they could make
it to the showcase section of the website, in order to demonstrate
that Inkscape was not only a great art tool but could be used for
Nevertheless, many of them show new 0.44 features. Here is my original
email with the links and some text:
A scientific poster has to be precisely organized, full
yet visually attracting and should be printable at different scales
(poster + handouts). Though Inkscape was not directly intended for
such use, all these goals were achieved with it!
[WARNING: big file. 7.5 Mb]
The layers and outline mode allowed to work on this complicated file
while keeping things responsive enough. When it got to the point that
the whole file was just too big (over 5000 objects) it was cut down in
pieces and all files were merged in the final document by import or
The gradients and scripts from the new "Effects" menu helped to create
an attractive look (well, attractive to me at least!). The bitmap
tracing feature and open clipart library provided scale independent
eye candy for some icons and other stuff.
The text was flowed into custom shaped frames so that it had a
"clever" position with respect to the graphics. It was edited though
the Text Tool palette which was easier on the eye and helped to focus
on content rather than on layout for a while.
All the vector graphics were produced in SVG and were therefore
completely editable within the poster which allowed to have a unified
look (for the fonts, line width, colors etc.). The "Apply style"
command (SHIFT+CTRL+V), the styles minibar and the swatches panel,
helped to unify the styles quickly.
In the end the SVG file was exported to EPS and converted to PDF in
order to be printed. The text was outlined to avoid font problems when
printing on some other computer for 2mx1m output. The PDF was scaled
down to A4 sheets in order to produce handouts.
I can easily redo them and modify them (in order to emphasize new
features for example) since still have the file. Let me know if they
can be of any help.
Windows, c'est un peu comme le beaujolais nouveau :
a chaque nouvelle cuvee on sait que ce sera degueulasse,
mais on en prend quand meme par masochisme.