On Sun, 8 Aug 2004, Adam Pearson wrote:
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 10:33:28 +1000
From: Adam Pearson <addon@...121...>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Preserving transparency
I should have said "apparent transparencies" - for example, I am doing a
drawing of a young girl seen half through a glass of water. So I can do (in
Inkscape) the "orange" of her shirt by creating her shirt as "orange"
superimposing the slightly blue tones of the glass, with appropriate
transparency to give the "perceived" colour. If I do this, what I want to
preserve is the "perceived" orange, affected by the slightly blue glass. I
am not actually worried and don't need or want a transparency, this was my
fault in explaining the question, please accent my apologies. What I want
is to retain the colours achieved by overlaying transparencies in Inkscape,
PNG is lossless so you can always convert the PNG to JPEG or GIF later in
some other application. There is already a feature request for JPEG
export in Inkscape but no one has gotten around to adding it yet (either
that or the Export dialog has no way of using it).
preferably as a .jpg, or a .gif will do. I find .png files sizes a
is this not usually so?
Try reducing the PNG from 24-bit colour to 8-bit colour and make sure that
file compression is set to Full. This can make a significant difference,
because PNG is lossless and supports so much more than GIF there is
misunderstanding as to why it produces slightly larger files but with a
little bit of effort you can always produce much smaller files. I have
heard tools like pngcrush recommended and there are plenty of other tools
for getting very small PNG files.
Hope that helps