View Full Version : Inkscape: how do I put a stroke around a photograph?

September 1st, 2008, 04:45 PM
Hay guys,

I just can't see how to add a stroke to a photograph after selecting it; I can add fill/stroke effects to other objects, but seemingly not photos that I've imported. Google offers no solutions :/

Thanks, any help would be very much appreciated!

September 1st, 2008, 05:57 PM

Don't think you can add a stroke directly round an imported image, but you can create an rectangle over the image with removed fill (Alpha Opacity to 0) and your stroke paint and style.

Go to Object/Fill and Stroke to see your stroke and fill options.

If its a raster image you have imported (jpeg etc), Export bitmap to save all your drawing otherwise jpeg is lost.

If your editing a raster image best program i find is the GIMP.

Hope this helps:guitar:

September 2nd, 2008, 09:10 AM
Late reply, but this did the trick. Thanks!