Claus Cyrny wrote:
I don't know if anyone has tried this, yet, but I just starting
using Inkscape as a bitmap (!) editor. The main reason for this
was the task to isolate a (bitmap) object against its background.
I've e basically used the Gimp until now, but my main problem was
aliasing (or bad anti-aliasing) at the edges of the object(s).
Now I discovered that if the new background is just one color,
Inkscape can be of tremendous help. Particularly the splines are
amazingly easy to use, and if I am using the proper zoom factor,
the results are way better than when using the Gimp. (I guess
this technique is basically called "vector painting", and a few
years ago there was an app from the now defunct company
'discreet' called 'paint*', which did just that, but 'paint*'
much more high-end than Inkscape, and you could even animate
In addition, due to the incredible ease of use of Inkscape, the
work flow is really a breeze! ;-) I can pan using the middle mouse
button, maybe zoom in or out using '+' or '-', draw, pan again, and
Hi there Claus,
I'm newby at Inkscape too, i had been using CorelDRAW till now. I just
came to love Inkscape. (I also think it's very easy to use and i like
the roadmap of the development where it's heading..)
As i noticed, a lot of people compare Gimp with Inkscape. I don't
understand this. Gimp is a pixel graphic software, while Inkscape's a
vector graphic one. Each of them has different special functions for
their specialized tasks.
You mentioned "isolate bitmap object against the background". Did you
mean cutting it out so to have it separate from its background? If so
then i agree that inskape is better for this task in some cases.
Especially when you mix it with other vector graphic shapes too. Because
if you wanna have an area cut out of an image, then you can do it in
both Gimp and Inskcape too- while in gimp the image will still have a
final resolution. While in inkscape you can create a curve path along
the desired area of the image, and then "clip" it, so you'll have only
the cut part with vector edge. So you can zoom it whatever level, will
still stay nice :)
About the anti-alias edge in gimp: if you got bad results and not nice
edges while creating masks and working with them, then i'd suggest you
to use the "feather" feature from the selection menu. With this you can
set the radius of the pixel feathering that will give the amount of