I want to save an inkscape drawing as a CLEAR backed EPS. My initial save was OK, but now they have a white background.

Asked by Sammy Karen Teather on 2019-03-09

I need to save some drawings I have done in Inkscape as a CLEAR BACKED EPS FILEs for a customer.
I have done this before, but now something has changed and they are all saving with a white background, although there is no background there in Inkscape if I save as a PNG. He can't use PNG's it HAS to be an EPS.

I am currently going to SAVE AS > Save As Type: EncapslatedPostScript (*.eps) > SAVE

then in the box I'm Restricting PS level to 3
Ticking Rasterise filter effects
Setting resolution to 300dpi
Use exported object's size
and clicking OK

however, when I view the EPS file a white background has appeared.

PLEASE can you give me a step by step guide to saving my drawings with clear backgrounds?

Thank you so much,

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Don't use any filter effects (blur, shadows,...), and do not rasterize them.

EPS does not support filters, and it also does not support semi-transparency - everything must be either completely transparent, or completely opaque.

Hi Hachmann,
OMG - Genius! I just took out the single 20% tint (a tiny detail) and
suddenly it seems to work!
Just sent the job off to my client and I'll wait to see if it loads at his
Cheers mate!

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On Sat, 9 Mar 2019 at 16:22, Hachmann <email address hidden>

> Your question #679070 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/679070
> Status: Open => Answered
> Hachmann proposed the following answer:
> Don't use any filter effects (blur, shadows,...), and do not rasterize
> them.
> EPS does not support filters, and it also does not support semi-
> transparency - everything must be either completely transparent, or
> completely opaque.
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