View Full Version : [SOLVED] how do i create a svg file with gimp?

October 7th, 2008, 06:48 PM
is there a plugin someone can show me? im having alot of trouble finding something that can let me save images in that format?

thanks in advance

October 7th, 2008, 06:51 PM
You cannot create SVG files in the GIMP. I suggest Inkscape for that. Also, raster files (the ones that are created in GIMP) cannot be converted to SVG very well, as SVG is equation based, and Raster is pixel-based.

October 7th, 2008, 06:54 PM
4 svg is http://www.inkscape.org/ and 2 install it

sudo apt-get install inkscape

gimp is for photo's, inkscape is for vectorial drawings :)

October 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM
should also mention that inkscape also makes use of a 'bmp 2 ps' plugin...

1 Open up inkscape, import a photo by drag'n & drop'n from a folder
2 select the bitmap, and goto : path -> trace bitmap
3 play with the options there and have fun.

result should be a vectorised version of your bitmap...which can be saved as a svg.

Remember : svg = Scalable Vector Graphic...and its a ascii based file format using the xml markup language.

December 7th, 2008, 01:58 PM