I am posting on behalf of a friend who is stuck on Win7 pro (64 bit I
think). He installed the latest Inkscape (as of about Jan 2011) and he
cannot use it at all. His laptop is pretty powerful with min 2gigs of
RAM; hell, it makes my desktop look like a block of wood!
It's very slow to draw, to drag around or zoom. There are no advanced
filters, or anything complex, being used - even a blank file with a
single line in it cannot be edited.
I am asking if there are any windows "tips" for using Inkscape? Is there
some kind of "XP mode" or some advice re 64bit/32bit or maybe some
graphic driver tips? Perhaps there are known clashes with other fancy
windows software - like a colour enhancer (he has some kind of thing
that makes his colours brighter on his laptop).
Anyone have a clue what I could suggest to him?
I'm wondering if is there any command or parameter that I can set on
Inkscape to perform a conversion automatically.
For example, if you do *inkscape -E image.eps image.jpg*, then a window
appears and ask you if you want to embed or link the image.
However, I need to do this conversion for a batch of images; and I need an
automatic way of setting the option: embed or link.
Can you point me in the right direction?
I was using an older version of Inkscape (not sure which one), and couldn't
start it: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005)."
I upgraded to latest version (0.48.0) after an uninstall. I deleted all
user preferences too. I am getting the same error.
I checked in my AppData/Roaming/inkscape, and all I have in there are empty
What do I need to do to get this working?
I use Microsoft OneNote to take notes with my tablet, sometimes I need
to modify the sketches - and there's no better tool than Inkscape for
Simply selecting the paths in OneNote and pasting them into Inkscape
works as expected. The problem is that the resulting objects have a
great number of nodes, so it becomes very difficult to apply any
further transformations. Even on a reasonably fast machine, scaling an
object takes a while.
I made a short video, to illustrate what I mean:
The workarounds I found are:
- press Ctrl+L multiple times to simplify the paths (Inkscape will
freeze, but if you're patient - it comes back eventually). Don't be
too greedy, if you Simplify multiple times without waiting for
Inkscape to update the rendered image - it will crash.
- save OneNote's image to a bitmap, then trace the bitmap with
Inkscape. This produces objects that have a relatively sane number
of nodes, but this operation takes more time and involves the use of
other tools- it is not as convenient as copy/pasting.
Taking notes directly in Inkscape does not produce good results. There
is a delay between the stroke of the pen and the appearance of the
stroke on the screen - so I don't see what I'm writing. Apparently,
this short-timed lack of feedback is sufficient to make me hate my own
So, this boils down to 2 questions:
1. can someone suggest a better approach to migrating sketches from
OneNote to Inkscape?
2. is there something I can change in my Inkscape habits in order to
be able to take notes directly in Inkscape?
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A recent article from opensource.com on the delight school children have
in using Inkscape. Good news and kudos to all the developers of Inkscape.
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In trying to do a minimal amount of glitz for a button with the beveling filter, it comes out with a bit of a divot. The result is at
Something to do with the house/home shape?
Any way to cajole it into not doing that?
I haven't been able to figure out a way to do this, but my inkscape skills aren't too strong.
I have a drawing that at the lowest level has an irregular glow. It's a freehand path-based polygon with a heavy blur on it. The blur is all alpha. On top of this is path-based, alpha=1 object; nothing special.
I need to knockout an interior region of this to an alpha of zero. It's easy to knockout the alpha=1 object with path difference. However, I can't figure out how to cut a hole in the underlying glow-producing path. It's easy enough to do the path difference, but this actually cuts a hole in the glow-producing path which then blurs into the interior, the part I want to be alpha=0.
What I'd like to do is kinda multiply the alpha channel of two paths/groups.
The (incorrect) approximation of this is to take the png that I produce at the end and map a particular color to the alpha channel. This doesn't handle the anti-aliased edges correctly.
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