Image problems when saving in other formats

Asked by Gordon on 2019-03-21

Whenever I try to save an image as, say and eps or pdf format for sending to someone, it alters the image and parts bleed out from lines ect. How can I stop this?
I have examples.

Gordon

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

It sounds like there are objects in your image that aren't compatible with eps, or with the selected pdf version, and possibly also that you are hitting a bug or two in pdf export.

What we need to help you is the following:

1. the original file, if possible with only the relevant objects
2. the exported files
3. a description of what is different, what to look out for
4. you Inkscpape version (Help>About, full version string), and operating system name and version
5. a screenshot each of the export settings you selected for both export formats

Gordon (forwardwip) said : #2

Thanks.

As enclosed

The flag image bleeds out. It seems to shift some layers right.

What other vector formats can I use?

Thanks

Gordon.

Gordon Upton
Multiplex-RC Sales
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> On 21 Mar 2019, at 12:17, Hachmann <<email address hidden> <mailto:<email address hidden>>> wrote:
>
> Your question #679384 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/679384 <https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/679384>
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Hachmann requested more information:
> It sounds like there are objects in your image that aren't compatible
> with eps, or with the selected pdf version, and possibly also that you
> are hitting a bug or two in pdf export.
>
> What we need to help you is the following:
>
> 1. the original file, if possible with only the relevant objects
> 2. the exported files
> 3. a description of what is different, what to look out for
> 4. you Inkscpape version (Help>About, full version string), and operating system name and version
> 5. a screenshot each of the export settings you selected for both export formats
>
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Attachments do not work on launchpad. Can you link to the uploaded file(s) please, Gordon?

Gordon (forwardwip) said : #4

https://we.tl/t-mkWkyIyfnG <https://we.tl/t-mkWkyIyfnG>

Gordon Upton
Multiplex-RC Sales
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+44 (0)792 1166645

> On 21 Mar 2019, at 13:03, Hachmann <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #679384 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/679384
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Hachmann requested more information:
> Attachments do not work on launchpad. Can you link to the uploaded
> file(s) please, Gordon?
>
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

The reasons are the following:

1. the eps file format does not support partial transparency. Objects must be either completely transparent, or completely opaque. However, your gradients go from red / blue to transparent.

2. the eps file format does not support filters.
3. the pdf export can not keep filters, when you do not check the option 'rasterize filter effects'.

For some unknown reason, your file uses filtering.

4. Tip: Your file contains a clip that isn't needed (but that should not pose an issue). You can use boolean operations to create a cleaner and smaller file.

So, if you want to keep your filters, partial transparency and the clip AND at the same time, keep all the data as vector data, save as SVG.

If you want to keep all data as vector data, and export to pdf, remove the filters.

If you don't care if it's vector or raster data in your pdf, check the option to 'rasterize filter effects' and select a reasonable dpi value.

If you want to use eps, remove the filters and fix the gradients, so they will not be partially transparent.

If you don't care much about the file format you export to, use PNG. PNG supports partial transparency, and it will render all the filters as bitmap.

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