Problem exporting to pdf

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philotroll
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Problem exporting to pdf

Postby philotroll » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:36 am

Dear Inkscapers

I have a picture of map of an island. I want to create the impression that the island is floating in space. For this I created a mesh and set it as a mask to a space image so that it would cover the sea but not the island. However when I exported it to pdf, part of the covering space image was missing. I was not able to upload the image, because the files are too large so I created a dropbox link so you can have a look at it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wilev5jzxxmniwe/AACR5Oj7WKHTxoToPb2PSVpRa?dl=0

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i would be very grateful for your help!

philotroll

philotroll
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Re: Problem exporting to pdf

Postby philotroll » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:43 pm

Apparently if I use save as ... and then choose png, it doesn't work. If I use export as png, I get a proper png image where everything is alright.

Moini
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Re: Problem exporting to pdf

Postby Moini » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:23 am

Yes. The option to 'Save as > Cairo PNG' (not 'png') has been removed from the development version, because it causes this kind of confusion. Cairo PNG is not a fully featured PNG format.

Btw. your post above asks for 'pdf' export. That's something entirely different, and if you hadn't found the solution yourself, nobody would have been able to properly reply.
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philotroll
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Re: Problem exporting to pdf

Postby philotroll » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:29 am

Well, I did want a pdf. I will just make do with the png instead.

Moini
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Re: Problem exporting to pdf

Postby Moini » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:51 am

Ah... Okay. Let us know when you want anyone to look into the pdf option.
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