How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

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Kimmiexsweetie
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How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Kimmiexsweetie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm a newb here, so please "explain to me like I'm five" when you do reply.

Here's the issue I keep running into: Whenever I convert my SVG file into a PNG, I lose the "blur tool" data I used on my image.

Here's an example:

In the SVG format, you can see that the white figure is blurred for that "supernatural," "ghost-like" feel

Image

But unfortunately, when converted into PNG, it loses the blur, as you can see below.

Image

My questions:
1. How can I convert my SVG image files into the following formats (jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tif and tiff) so that I don't lose data?
2. Are there any suggestions for programs I can download that can BULK convert SVG files to another format (while preserving my data)? I have about 80 images that I need to convert!

Thanks in advance.

Moini
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Re: How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Moini » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Are you using File > Export PNG image? Or File > Save as > Cairo PNG? The latter is not a normal PNG. Use the first option for exporting PNG images.
Inkscape can do bulk conversion, see https://inkscape.org/doc/inkscape-man.html
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Kimmiexsweetie
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Re: How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Kimmiexsweetie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:58 am

Moini wrote:Are you using File > Export PNG image? Or File > Save as > Cairo PNG? The latter is not a normal PNG. Use the first option for exporting PNG images.
Inkscape can do bulk conversion, see https://inkscape.org/doc/inkscape-man.html


Hi there Moini!

Thank you for your reply.

Yes I export to PNG image, not Cairo PNG.

When I export to PNG, it loses the "blur tool" data, and I'm not sure what to do.

Thank you so much for the info on bulk conversion

Kimmiexsweetie
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Re: How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Kimmiexsweetie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:06 am

Oh my god, THANK YOU MOINI!

You're totally right. That's what I was doing wrong. You're a life saver! And thank you for directing me to the bulk conversion link!

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Re: How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Kimmiexsweetie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:27 am

Moini wrote:Are you using File > Export PNG image? Or File > Save as > Cairo PNG? The latter is not a normal PNG. Use the first option for exporting PNG images.
Inkscape can do bulk conversion, see https://inkscape.org/doc/inkscape-man.html


My next newb question is how do I export the PNG so that it only exports the data drawn INSIDE the box/border? Is this possible at all?

Right now, I'm getting an output that looks like this, which I didn't get with the Cairo PNG.

Image

Aye aye aye, it's like you fix one thing (the blur data loss), and another issue pops up :oops:

Moini
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Re: How to Convert SVG into a Format SO That It Doesn't LOSE Data?

Postby Moini » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:18 am

Export only the page area (first tab in the dialog), not the drawing area, and also not a selection or custom area.
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