Anyone know how I could layout/hack a single Inkscape SVG file so that I
can get a multi-page PDF out the other end?
Inkscape -> layout tricks (maybe layers?) -> some process (maybe command
line) -> PDF file with pages.
At the moment I am laying-out logos and designs on a single 'page' which
can be as tall as 9000 pixels.
Is there a way to 'chop' a single PDF page like that into smaller chunks?
Just a quick note to say that I need to batch convert the files so I can't
open inkscape and do things like trace the bitmap as shown on sites like
From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal@...155...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:23 AM
To: 'mailing list!'
Subject: Shrinking the results of JPG to SVG conversion
I have a number of *.jpg files that I need to convert to svg. I am using
inkscape for the conversion. The problem is that the resulting svg is almost
5 times the size of the jpeg file. I have tried saving the file in
compressed plain svg but with no success. The file is still very large. Is
there anything I can do to shrink the file? I have run an open source
cleanup tool called cleanSVG downloadable from codeplex but that has not
I am open to using other JPG to SVG converters if inkscape is not the right
tool for this exercise. Natively creating SVG is not an option at this
I noticed that when I apply a filter to an image embedded in a svg file (e.g. filter > image effect > blueprint) and subsequently export the document to pdf (file > save a copy > pdf) the filter effect that was visible in the svg disappears in the resulting pdf.
Is this a normal/intended behaviour?
Is there a way to "permanently apply" a filter effect to an image?
Inkscape 0.48, Windows 7
Meier und Partner AG, Switzerland, www.meierpartner.ch
Hi Inkscape list,
Is it possible for inkscape, or some other command line utility, to do
batch tracing of bitmap to svg files? I've seen that through Inkscape
verbs you can use "SelectionTrace", but that still requires manual
I've tried potrace, but that only works on black and white images, and
I've tried autotrace but that only produces jigsaw-like svgs and I
want ones where the different colours are stacked on top of each other
Thanks for any help that you can give
I have a recent laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit and 8GB of RAM.
If I use any kind of effects on inkscape I can forget using inkscape for
the day because the speed is so slow it takes a day for any movement to
appear on the screen.
Again trying to export to bitmap is impossible.
If I don't use any effects then the speed is reasonable.
I like what Inkscape is intended to do but does anyone know of a similar
open source program that will work on Windows 7??
Good night :)
I find that some keyboard shortcuts don't work, for example the #
(Grid) and | (Guides) ones. May be it is because I'm using a Spanish-
ISO keyboard on an English system?
* I'm using Inkscape v0.48.2 on an iMac iSight —last and most powerful
PowerPC iMac— running Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard).
Eneko Gotzon Ares
I'm a beginner and my first impression about Inkscape is very good.
Thank you very much to its developers :)