Transparent Background, Cropping (or Rendering) in Inkscape

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brynn
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Transparent Background, Cropping (or Rendering) in Inkscape

Postby brynn » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:37 am

Hi Friends,
I've created a tutorial to address all the many questions that are asked in these forums, about various ways to create transparency or transparent areas in an image, using Inkscape. Extremely briefly, the following are keys to the 2 (in my opinion) most often asked:
  1. To export to PNG with a transparent background, please use File menu > Export Bitmap, and NOT File menu > Save As > Cairo PNG. Please read the tutorial for details.
  2. Inkscape cannot crop an image. The nearest equivalent command is called Clipping. Please read the tutorial for details.

I hope this will help you find answers on your own. But please feel free to ask for further assistance, by posting a reply here.

Transparent-Background-Cropping-Rendering-Inkscape.pdf
Transparent Background and Cropping (or Rendering) in Inkscape
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Also please feel free to let me know if you find errors in content or typing.

All best,
Brynn
Last edited by brynn on Sun May 01, 2011 4:58 am, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: 1st edit (12-29-10, 7:37pm) - uploaded an updated tutorial; 2nd edit - added 2 quick tips to message text

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Re: Transparent Background, Cropping (or Rendering) in Inksc

Postby Bucic » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:20 am

Thanks! I've been looking into the possibility to finally wrap my head around clipping etc. for some time now.
!!! Support wishlist: A new perspective / transformation tool http://tinyurl.com/3uacua4
* Inkscape Tutorial Basics A different approach... http://tinyurl.com/3pextp3
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Re: Transparent Background, Cropping (or Rendering) in Inksc

Postby UrKungFuNoGood » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:05 am

Thank you. :cheers:


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