Loaded EPS has non-transparent checkerboard

Asked by Marji Clubine on 2018-09-13

Hi,
I've loaded an image from Shutterstock .eps. It has the look of a transparency, but it doesn't show anything through it. (I tried to add a bright red square.) Is there a way to unlock the layers or maybe I've done something wrong in how I loaded it?

My goal is to save it as a .png so I can use it in a layered image

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2018-09-19
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2018-09-14
TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

I'd try using the import dialog.

It could also be the eps was not prepared properly.

Drop me a line if you want someone to take a look at the eps file.

TD

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

You may need to ungroup to be able to separate the elements. Have you tried right-clicking and selecting 'ungroup' if it was available?

Marji Clubine (marjilaine) said : #3

Thank you for trying to guide me. I'm not experienced with EPS images at
all. I did unlock the image, but found no layers there. What's more, for a
vector (that's supposed to get larger and smaller without distortion) this
is the size of a tiny icon and completely pixelated when opened in Inkscape
at a size that can actually be seen. I'm sure I've done something wrong
with it, but I have no foggy notion of what. I think I'll just stick with
the formats I know.

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> Your question #673904 on Inkscape changed:
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> Hachmann posted a new comment:
> You may need to ungroup to be able to separate the elements. Have you
> tried right-clicking and selecting 'ungroup' if it was available?
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