On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 08:18:08AM +0200, jiho wrote:
On 2007-May-21 , at 04:13 , Kat Tanaka Okopnik wrote:
> If I understand this correctly, for my purposes, saving to something
> like .png and converting, or saving to .eps, are better options...
No ;). If you want PDFs which are real PDFs (i.e. with the elements
you draw in Inkscape that stay vectors) with included images at
300dpi you should follow the advice of Horvath Andras in an earlier
email: tweak your raster images *before* importing them in Inkscape
so that they have their final size and a 300dpi resolution, import
them in your Inkscape document, scale them to their correct size
(when Inkscape imports images, it scales them so that they have 90dpi
resolution, so you 300 dpi images will appear very large and you have
to scale them down to their real size to have them at 300dpi), draw
whatever you want to draw, and then export the whole drawing to PDF
directly in Inkscape.
I just created a test document with only text, and saved it to
"CairoPDF" (I'm running Inkscape 0.45+devel, built May 18 2007). When I
view the resulting .pdf file using Xpdf, the letters with no curves
appear fine, but the curves are all badly aliased - no matter what
magnification I view it at.
What am I missing here?
Just to be sure that this is what you need, what do you want to use
these PDFs for?
Occasionally I have clients who need last-minute printing (i.e. finished
at 3am, printed by morning) and thus those files end up going to
Kinko's. Unfortunately, Kinko's prefers to have images prepped as .pdf,
and thus the necessity of a 300dpi file...
Kat Tanaka Okopnik
Linux Gazette Mailbag Editor