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by shawnhcorey
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Saving the svg image for web
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Saving the svg image for web

Pixels is an abstract size. The actual size will change depending on the resolution of the device. Yes, it changes. That is the nature of the beast. Nothing you can do about it.

If you want control over the actual size, don't use pixels. Use a real measurement.
by shawnhcorey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I export a 24-bit PNG?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: How do I export a 24-bit PNG?

wyatt121 wrote:Hi,

When I export my document it is being exported as 8-bit. How do I make Inkscape export PNG as 24-bit w/ transparency?

Any help is much appreciated.


24 bits per pixel is 8 bits per colour. And you cannot see more than 8 bits per colour. You can only see about 8000 colours, not 16 million.
by shawnhcorey
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Preview mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Preview mode?

Inkscape is a WYSIWYG editor. What you see is also the preview mode.

As for a print preview, monitors have lower resolutions than printers. That means what you see on screen will not be what is printed, ever.
by shawnhcorey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lock file to prevent simultaneous edits
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Lock file to prevent simultaneous edits

Hi! Can inkscape generate a lock file when it opens, to prevent someone else opening that file? I need this to prevent accidental loss of work - two of our team open the same file on our server, make different edits and save. The one who saves first loses their work. Many thanks, Ed Use git . Git i...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to transform a picture to a given size
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: How to transform a picture to a given size

a raster image editor can not correctely reduce or zoom graphic elements (letters, logos,.. ) When we zoom a point "." this will not give a big point"" o ") but the double of one point " . " is 4 points " :: ". Then what you want to do is convert the ras...
by shawnhcorey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to transform a picture to a given size
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: How to transform a picture to a given size

If it's a raster image, you would be better off using a raster-image editor, like GIMP.
by shawnhcorey
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Not my favorite manual
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Not my favorite manual

I have a svg file with a bar code and a product description under it. I want to move the product description to the left and keep the bar code part where it is. Selecting and dragging moves everything together. How do I edit the way I want to? Most likely they are all grouped together. Select all a...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Editing SVG file - path tools
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Editing SVG file - path tools

For each part I want to change, I would use Edit -> Duplicate , Ctrl-D, to create a copy in-place and remove the nodes that do not belong to the part. Then I would tweak the part to the correct shape and colour it. This way, in case I mess up, I only have redo the last part; the original remains unc...
by shawnhcorey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: Use SVG in a browser
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Use SVG in a browser

Because the "cat" isn't inside the canvas - it's located far left. To fix this - zoom out, unlock layers, move all objects into canvas. Or: ⋅ Unlock all layers ⋅ Open menu Edit -> Select All in All Layers ⋅ Open menu Object -> Align and Distribute... ⋅&n...
by shawnhcorey
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Noob question: format to print at Office Depot?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Noob question: format to print at Office Depot?

PDF is your best bet but they may not be able to do large paper sizes. As brynn says, call ahead and find out for sure.
by shawnhcorey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Preventing bleed when saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Preventing bleed when saving

Dan Lansdowne wrote:I don't have the SVG, ...


This forum is for Inkscape and SVG. You are not likely to get answers for PDF questions here. You should try a PDF forum instead. They will have the expertise (if anyone does) to answer your questions.
by shawnhcorey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Why the image size increases after exporting to png?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Why the image size increases after exporting to png?

Pixels are abstract and have no fixed physical size. Dpi only has meaning if the device has fix physical dimension, like printers or scanners. Monitors come in a variety of sizes and resolutions, which means they have no fixed size. And finally, pixels are not dpi. Thinking there are will cause conf...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Removing Boundary Lines Between Objects
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Removing Boundary Lines Between Objects

brynn wrote:The shirt printer may or may not be able to use the rectangles. You might have to use Path menu > Object to Path, to make them all into paths.


Or use Path -> Union to combine them into one path.
by shawnhcorey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

Raspi wrote:Once you lower the threshold for getting into these programs, you also lower the skill level.


You raise the skill level because they can get more practice. Of course, it's up to them to actually do the practice.
by shawnhcorey
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

brynn wrote:
eDee wrote:I don't think even Illustrator can claim to be fully compliant?


Don't know. Never used Illustrator. Always used Inkscape. ;)
by shawnhcorey
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

eDee wrote:I still plan to use InkScape and promote it as a Free alternative to Photoshop.
You guys have the greatest forum Ever!! Everyone is so very nice an helpful.


But Inkscape is more like Illustrator. But I glad you found software that fits your needs. :)
by shawnhcorey
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

eDee wrote:@shawnhcorey, downloaded MyPaint. Looks promising. Just opening it and I can tell it is a million times better than GIMP!!


It depends on what you want to do. As they say, different strokes for different folks.

PS: That's pen stokes. ;)
by shawnhcorey
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

@shawnhcorey, Many of the trifolds and flyer templates I use were created in AI and need AI for editing. Nearly all of the templates I purchase were created using AI. That's why I'm thinking that InkScape would be better than a photo editor. Well I think Inkscape is the best, so there's no argument...
by shawnhcorey
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

eDee wrote:I thought Inkscape was supposed to be like Photoshop?


Inkscape is like Adobe Illustrator.
by shawnhcorey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

GIMP is a photo-editor. For creating raster images, I find MyPaint better.
by shawnhcorey
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

I'm more worried about what a PDF of a trifold will look like. I need them to be of the highest quality to give to clients for printing. Printers expect 300ppi to 600ppi. Guess I'll make a few and print them to see what happens. If you save as a PDF file, it should save it as vectors, not bitmaps. ...
by shawnhcorey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 2950

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

There is no ppi issue. Pixels are abstract; they have no size. Inkscape was always able to export to PNG. Choose File -> Export PNG image... If you created the image using px measurements, make sure the height and width are set to the height and width of the SVG. Ignore the dpi . If you created the ...
by shawnhcorey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Inkscape & GIMP
Topic: Inkscape or GIMP - which is best for my project
Replies: 18
Views: 4544

Re: Inkscape or GIMP - which is best for my project

Inkscape. The advantage of using SVG (Inkscape) is that it can be rendered to different resolutions. Converting images to pixels can be delayed to the last minute where the resolution of the device can be used. They can be shown at the maximum resolution of the device. This eliminates the blocky or ...
by shawnhcorey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Remove the Radius Line from a circle
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Remove the Radius Line from a circle

The circle is in segment mode. To change it to a full circle, click on the object and select the circle tool. In the tool's toolbar, click on the full circle (the one on the end).
by shawnhcorey
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Saving as SVG question
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Saving as SVG question

So, I don't get it. What's the point of creating a vector image only to be unable to export it for use in a vector format (i.e. svg) that I can scale up or down without resolution loss? I'm probably missing something crucial here, so I'm ready to be set straight. You are indeed missing something si...

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