Asked by Michael Patrick on 2010-05-14

I wanted to know, How can I cut an image out ? I've tried numerous times to find a tool that would cut an image out so i can place it over a background (layer) and I can't find one. Also is it possible to find an eraser tool that can erase a little of the image ? The one there i drag it and it deletes the whole image. Thanks for the help I really like this program but those parts puzzle me.

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vwanweb (vwanweb) said : #1

One way to do this is to use inkscape's Clipping feature:

Basically what you are going to do is draw a border (silhouette) of the area of the picture you want to show, then CLIP it. >Object >Clip >Set

To eliminate an area within the image:

1.Convert your IMAGE to a Path
>Object >Pattern >Object to Pattern
>Path >Object to Path
2. Use the Bezier Tool and draw ABOVE the area you want to eliminate from the image, make sure it is a CLOSED path
3. Select the Closed Path then the Image Path and use >Path >Difference (Ctl+-)

hope this helps

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #2

This bitmap feature is currenlty being developed. See Bug #517082: Request Crop images.
But as explained by vwabweb, you should prefer clipping, which doesn't damage your original image, can be tuned afterward or even removed.

Michael Patrick (mike15peezy) said : #3

I'm sorry I hate to be a nuisance, but I did all the steps you presented to me the only problem is that it only traced the image and didn't cut it out did i do something wrong ?

vwanweb (vwanweb) said : #4

trace the image?

the recommendation was to draw an outline closed path (silhouette) above your image, see my last entry in this request.

try the CLIPPING steps in the manual


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