crashes when inporting pictures

Asked by Edward Ingram on 2017-05-23

Inkscape .92.1
Windows 10 pro
When attempting to import any image (.png, .bmp)
Inkscape gives me a crash notice and the closes
example:
https://1drv.ms/i/s!Anjgo3MYRE79zDTWZH68FAoMuKfU

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Hachmann
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2017-05-23
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2017-05-23
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Edward,

can you test if it works when you downscale the picture before import? It's > 50 Mb /3.840px × 4.800px, and I think there are known issues concerning large images.

Which version of Inkscape have you installed? 32bit or 64bit?

If neither switching the version, nor downscaling help, it might be a new issue.
This is the list for issues that have to do with crashes on import:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape?field.searchtext=crash+import&search=Search&field.status%3Alist=NEW&field.status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITH_RESPONSE&field.status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITHOUT_RESPONSE&field.status%3Alist=CONFIRMED&field.status%3Alist=TRIAGED&field.status%3Alist=INPROGRESS&field.status%3Alist=FIXCOMMITTED&field.assignee=&field.bug_reporter=&field.omit_dupes=on&field.has_patch=&field.has_no_package=

It's a bit long... But maybe you can find something that applies to your situation?

Kind Regards,
 Maren

Edward Ingram (eingram25) said : #2

Inkscape .92.1 x64
Windows 10 Pro x64
It didn't crash when downsizing to 1/2 original size and converting to jpeg.
I don't need much detail as I was going to use the autotrace feature described in the manual.
However, I can't find the autotrace icon as described in the manual.

Edward Ingram (eingram25) said : #3

Extension errors log from: C:/users/eingr/appdata/roaming/inkscape:
Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: dia
  description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: pstoedit
  description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit

Extension "EPS Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: ps2pdf

Extension "LaTeX" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: latex

Extension "LaTeX" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: dvips

Extension "LaTeX" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: pstoedit

Extension "XFIG Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: fig2dev

Extension "GIMP XCF" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: gimp

Extension "PostScript Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: ps2pdf

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
  type: executable
  location: path
  string: skconvert

Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Hi Edward,

the messages in the extension error log are fine. You will only need those output formats when you also have the programs that can read them.

Does your 'Path' menu look similar to this:
https://framapic.org/xzH70lq5vrjC/HtqOmYfJeggZ.png

 'Trace Bitmap' should be in it, unless you got your Inkscape version from an inofficial source, where a dependency wasn't met.

Maren

Edward Ingram (eingram25) said : #5

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.