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
when I draw a box, it is transparent (the border is colored ok).
This is what i see in "Fill and stroke":
I tried to choose "Remove fill", but when i set a color again, the
squares pattern on the left keeps in "Fill:" (look at the image) in
"Fill and stroke".
0.48 and Ubuntu 12.10.
I think it would be nice it there was a way to make simple .STL (3D) files.
Now I know that inkscape isn't aimed at true 3D but the ease of use of
inkscape is hard to find in any 3D modeling software.
Now i'm not proposing to transform Inkscape into a full blown 3D
modeling app. But it would be nice if it was possible to make
something like this:
completely in inkscape without the need of external software..
And have an option to cut out a few holes lets say to make a mounting plate.
This is something google came up with.
So it is 2.5D not fully 3D.
All that's needed is an extrude thickness, and something that renders it to STL.
I'm not into coding, but I think this could be done? There are a few
other way's to do this but it would be wonderful if it could be done
without external apps.
Even better would be the full blown 3D transformation. But i'm not
sure if I dare to ask for that.
Hi Inkscape fans,
Last night I had fun making this short demo that showcases how beautifully Inkscape's vector graphics
can show up on Blu-Ray videos.
I tried quite hard to do this all on Linux, using OpenShot and k3b disc burning software. k3b will burn
Blu-Ray video to Blu-Ray discs -- but not to regular DVD disks. I don't own a Blu-Ray burner yet. If
anyone would like to chip in to help me buy an internal Blu-Ray burner for my Linux tower, i'm happy to give
a try at making a Blu-Ray disc using only free software (Inkscape, OpenShot, k3b).
The good news is that the price of blank Blu-Ray media has dropped quite a lot. I still prefer using DVD's.
Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@...2324...
"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
"Learning happens thru gentleness."
Inkscape will be submitting a request to participate again in this
year's Google Summer of Code (GSOC). GSOC is a program where students
who are 18 or older (as of May 27th) spend their summer coding for an
approved Open Source project and in return receive a stipend of $5000.
Details can be found on the GSOC website:
We are looking for students passionate about Inkscape and Open Source
software in general. Now is the time to develop your ideas and to begin
to plan your project. Details about what is required to apply for GSOC
to work on Inkscape can be found at:
Pay special attention to the required tasks listed on the SOC
Application Template page. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you
are interested in working on Inkscape.