How do I put a bitmap image inside a figure

Asked by Bob Sharkey on 2011-11-16

I would like like to put a bitmap image inside a figure, and then get rid of all of the image that remains outside the figure. Can I do this with Inkscape?

One possible use of this would be to design a coaster for a drinking glass. I would draw a circle that is the same size as the coaster that I want to make. Then I would put a bitmapped image inside the circle, and possibly play with the magnification and placement of that image. Then I would get rid of everthing in the image that remains outside of the circle, and save the file.

The saved file could then be used to engrave the image onto a coaster with either a laser or a CNC mill. It could also be used to sublimate a color image onto a coaster.

Can this be done in Inkscape? If so, how?

Thanks for your help.

Bob S.

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2011-11-17
jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1

Hello,

> I would like like to put a bitmap image inside a figure, and then get rid of all of the image that remains outside the figure.

You can set a clip to your image:
1. Draw the clip path (your figure).
2. Select the clip path and the bitmap.
3. Use Object>Clip>Set.

More details on the manual: http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Clip.html

Regards.

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