can I convert a .svg to .jpg or gif?

Asked by DmacD on 2008-07-07

Hi - Just created a drawing on Inkscape and need to convert it to either a Gif file or .jpg.
Could anyone tell me how to do this?
Thanks,
DmacD

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2008-07-08
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Sharar Ravitz (jewfro-macabbi) said : #1

Yes, open the image using Gimp, then save it in the format of your choice.

DmacD (macdonaldinvancouver) said : #2

Thanks, but the image is not translating in Gimp....I just get a black box.
Any other suggestions?

Thank you

Sharar Ravitz (jewfro-macabbi) said : #3

Yes, in inscape you can save the file in the GIMP .xcf format, then open in gimp, save to png, jpeg, gif.

Gimp does open .svg files for me, and I can see them. Maybe the functionality is provided by an additional package. I also have these installed:

gimp-data-extras, gimp-gap, gimp-gnomevfs, gimp-gutenprint, gimp-normalmap, gimp-python, gimp-resynthesizer, gimp-texturize, gimp2.0-quiteinsane

Good luck!

DmacD (macdonaldinvancouver) said : #4

Thank you, I'll keep trying...I think I have to download some of those extra applications...

DmacD (macdonaldinvancouver) said : #5

I can't find these downloads on the GIMP website...argh...
HELP?!

Ryan Lerch (ryanlerch) said : #6

if you can jump into either the jabber room or the IRC room, ill try to help
you get GIMP set up mate... see the link below for details on these
chatrooms

http://inkscape.org/discussion.php?lang=en

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM, DmacD <email address hidden>
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> Question #38438 on Inkscape changed:
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> I can't find these downloads on the GIMP website...argh...
> HELP?!
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Sharar Ravitz (jewfro-macabbi) said : #7

They are in the repo, all you have to do is:

sudo apt-get install gimp-data-extras, gimp-gap, gimp-gnomevfs, gimp-gutenprint, gimp-normalmap, gimp-python, gimp-resynthesizer, gimp-texturize, gimp2.0-quiteinsane

DmacD (macdonaldinvancouver) said : #8

Thanks!

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clombard (clombard44) said : #11

None of these answers (especially the first one) WORK...!
There appears to be no answer to converting a .svg file to .gif.
Your only hope is to draw the image in MS Paint (if possible) and save as a .gif.

Mc (mc...) said : #12

imagemagick convert should do that.

eiger3970 (eiger3970) said : #13

Thanks.
I think the best way is converting your jpg/png image to svg (, then shrink the svg (vector image) in Inkscape.

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