Can I crop part of imported bitmap?

Asked by Carsten Heitmann on 2012-01-04

Hello!
Imported bitmap with patterns of which I want one to crop ( cut out) for tracing.
have not been able to find a way. Traced the whole bitmap and then tried to cut
one pattern, but could even then not find a way to mark this one pattern for cutting...
Is there a work-around or must I crop before ( outside Inkscape) importing ?

With many thanks in advance
Carsten

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jazzynico
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2012-01-05
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Best jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1

Hello,

The bitmap crop feature will be available in 0.49 (no release date yet).
With 0.48, you can use the following workaround:
1. Draw a shape on your bitmap, masking the part you want to keep.
2. Select the shape and the bitmap and use Object>Clip>Set.
3. Select the resulting object and make a bitmap copy (Alt+B).
4. Select the bitmap copy and trace.

But I'm not sure it's faster than using an external tool...

Regards.

Carsten Heitmann (carsten0) said : #2

Hello jazzynico!
Thank you very much for your advice.
Think I'll use the screen-clip-tool before import into Inkscape until I master the above route. :-)
Thanks again
with best regards
carsten