Good afternoon everyone. I have a problem. I have done the research and I can not fix the problem. I purchased a SVG bundle. I want to be able to use a single dog picture for the Glowforge.
How do you ungroup a a bundle of SVG files? I do not have anything called a cricket or silhouette but I am learning how to use affinity designer software on my iPad.
I would really be so grateful if somebody could help me.
@geek2nurse is an AD user if I remember correctly…
If you tell us which dog, someone could probably do it for you in the meantime…
There is a possibility that it is a bitmap and not vector (svg can contain both or either). If that’s the case you won’t be able to ungroup it, but you should be able to make a duplicate then erase everything other than the dog you want in your bitmap program of choice (Gimp, Photoshop, and the like).
Yeah, what you’ve uploaded is a .jpeg (which is a bitmap), not an .svg. When you bought the bundle they often put in a “guide” image that shows you everything, but then the individual elements are each their own file…
The OP is working on iPad and it’s possible the individual files are less accessible there…
True, but nobody is getting her a good image of a dog off that .jpeg sadly :-/
Here is the original SVG file.
Removing original SVG file due to copyright rules
Odd this sihouette images would be a svg and not a jpeg file, esp. if the idea is to etch the silhouette. If it were jpeg, you can “crop” to get the selection you want, and “save as”. But I’ve not been able to “crop” like that using Inkscape.
But you may be able to “ungroup” the selection to get to the individuals, but pending how the file was created and saved as a bundle, it might not let you do that…
Or try converting it to a path, and then ‘break apart’ and select the whole group, and it might show boxes around the individual animals so you can delete all you don’t need and “save as” for what you want.
Here is the dachshund. Could not find the Westie image in the file. My eyes are getting too old. Let me know where to look for the westie, top middle, bottom…left, middle, right and I will grab that one too
It is an svg file. I ungrouped it, and then copied the dachshund into a separate file and saved it
Sharing a purchased design is a definite no-no, it’s a violation of copyright. I understand you need help but you’re taking someone’s work and by posting here, giving it away for free.
From the forum guidelines:
Designs take work and have value, and when you ask someone to give you that value for free, you undermine their work.
like @eflyguy said, once you get your help if not before you should delete those files. I am almost certain your terms of purchase did not give you rights to give them away for free.
I apologize. I was not giving away the file I purchased. I was just not understanding how to ungroup this file.
Thank you so very much for your help. Could you please tell me how you were able to ungroup?
I apologize I had no idea I was doing anything wrong. I purchased the file and I was having a difficult time separating the different dogs. How do I delete the file from this thread?
Thank you for taking your time to help me.
Thank you for helping me.
To delete your file from this thread just edit your posts that have the file (little pencil icon underneath) and delete the code for the image, it’ll look something like this-ish