On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 12:20 +0200, Ulf Erikson wrote:
Werner van Staden wrote:
> 1. downgrade inkscape back to 0.43 (bitmaps recognised by PDF export)
This is basically the postscript exporter followed by a PS->PDF
conversion. You can do that with 0.44 too. See pdf_output.inx in
Ulf, this is the problem - my builds of 0.44 (stable as well as
subversion) do not recognise bitmaps - bitmap images do not show up in
the file saved as a PDF at all, only vector graphics do.
> 2. open your SVG and remove all text and vectors from the
> 3. export remaining bitmaps as a single high resolution bitmap
> (this step avoids those black rectangles that result from PDF
> export process mangling transparent bitmaps)
The black boxes are because postscript doesn't support transparency.
If all you need is full transparent and full opaque I have added some
basic code for masking images lately. Feel free to try it and report
I will be happy to try this and report my experiences. Please provide
links to the code plus some basic usage guidance if necessary.
> 4. revert to the original SVG (containing ALL elements)
> 5. import the bitmap generated in step 3, resize & position it
> 6. remove the individual bitmap images that are now redundant
> 7. select all text elements and select: PATH > OBJECT TO PATH
> this ensures that the PDF conversion process does not mess with
> your font appearance
> 8. SAVE as PDF and view with acroread