I have an Inkscape file that is about 4.5 megabytes in size. It is
essentially an A4 size comic book page.
One layer contains the orginal scanned pencils, which were in PNG
format. The next layer are flat colours, no gradients, just simple paths
with colour fills.
The top layer is the inks, which were almost all created with the
calligraphy pen. This seems to be where the problem is. Even just
locking/unlocking the layer causes Inkscape to pause for many seconds,
maybe 10 or so.
My computer is by no means the latest, but it should handle these file
sizes alright. I use GIMP and Photoshop on larger file sizes without any
noticeable slowdown. (My computer is a 2.8GHz dual processor, with 2 GB
RAM, running Ubuntu 9.04).
Is it normal for a collection of paths created with the calligraphy pen
to be this bulky and slow a system down?
I tried removing the original scan images to try and reduce the file
size, but it has not helped.
Is there something I'm doing inefficiently or wrong, or is it just that
complicated paths can't help but soak up lots of memory.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Dave M G
I've got a project set up in inkscape, designed for two color (green
and black) spot color printing.
First I'm going to send a PDF to the printing service and ask if it
will work for them.
But I'm guessing I may need to cut all the green stuff out of the black
stuff for this to work, maybe provide two separate layers, one with the
black shades, and one with the green shades.
Does it sound likely that I'll need to do this, and if so are there any
easy ways to do so, other than a lot of path differencing? And perhaps
making the green shapes larger so there's no white where they're
supposed to be contiguous with the black?
Or is there some easy way around all this I'm overlooking?
I started using Inkscape 6 weeks ago. I went to a print shop to get a
color drawing - exported as PNG - printed. On this print, a blue
gradient fill turned into a blue to dirty-green fill.
Do you have to transform color space afore?
How do you usually do this?
Convert PNG to TIF, transform RGB to CMYK with embedded profile?
Make a PDF/X-3 via Scribus?
If via SVG import, how do you handle tranparency?
What standard color profile do you use, if you don't know exactly on
which machine you are going to print?
Or was this color shift just caused by a misconfiguration of Photoshop
in the print shop?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm using the latest build of http://inkscape.modevia.com/win32/?M=D
on windows XP. When I draw a circle it defaults to drawing a
segmented circle; it draws a full circle, with the begin and end
point on the same place and a line going from those points to the
centre of the circle. I need to hit the 'make shape a full circle..'
button to get rid of it.
Does anyone else have the same problem, if so wouldn't it be better
to default to a full circle?
I have just submitted this as a RFE in the Inkscape Launchpad section
, but I thought I'd share here too in case someone comes with a
quick fix -- perhaps a script that will do the job. The basic idea is,
as I detail in the ticket:
I have the fortune of working with a printing house that actually uses
Inkscape (and Scribus and The GIMP) in they day-to-day. This means
that they know the intrincacies of the program and I can send them
pure SVGs with the reassurance they will know what they are doing.
One of the problems I find, though, is that whenever I prepare a
complex design (a poster, or even the layout of a page for simple
books) where several font faces and external images are involved it is
a real pain to gather all the resources (font files, image files) that
I need to send them.
Sure, Inkscape can embed images (but this generates huge SVG files and
becomes aggravating when an image is used repeatedly in several
files). It can also generate PDFs which I can send to them (but
sometimes they need to do preprinting and there is no good PDF editor
for GNU/Linux, and PDF doesn't support all the features SVG and
Hence I think that an option that parses the SVG file and generates a
tarball with the SVG, its associated images and the relevant font
faces would be very nice to have.
Denís Fernández Cabrera
Is it possible to invert the coordinate system of a page? I mean, the
measurement of a page become at its lower-left corner. It's possible to change
this to the up-left corner instead?
I've made a pre-release to signify our increasingly frozen state. This
image is more intended to help packagers to ensure that our tarballs are
of good quality to make packages and to help users find bugs so that we
release with as few as possible. This is not recommended for production
=== Tarballs and zips ===
=== MD5 Sums ===
I think that's it. Thanks from everyone for putting work into this. A
very exciting release is starting to take shape.