Inkscape trace in Gimp 🤦‍♂️

All this time I have been using Gimp to create a nice fuzzy line that Inkscape could use to make a nice trace and then I thought about this…

Well, what happens when you try to export a path? What it gives you is a blank space with no name or suggested file type. So no guts no glory :slightly_smiling_face: I called it name.svg and tried loading it in Inkscape…


Did it work?

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The second picture is the result as it is in Inkscape.
It worked beautifully and Gimp has powerful path tools for fancy conditions

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Oh, sorry I thought you’d taken it directly into the GFUI. (reading too fast again.)
(Just for grins…want to try it? See what happens?)


Not really. Looks like you traced a bitmap.

Gimp makes a much easier and cleaner path than Inkscape’s trace, and the can go boolean crazy with them and export many at once saving as an example trying to remove the cutline from the engrave lines or even several engrave lines. as offset is much cleaner also.

Btw the image is not a part of what travels only the path.


Direct to GFUI… that is serious awesome sauce! :smile:


Possible but I am doing a bit of cleanup in Inkscape yet, It is easier though.

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How so?

Inkscape tries to do a right angle around every pixel. Gimp knows better.

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Never had that issue. “Smooth corners” and “Optimize” (especially on dirty images) trace bitmap options make the difference there, but glad you found a better solution for your workflow.

Nothing wrong with Gimp. I use it a lot.

Does so also on corners you want to keep. Gimp does a bit better there.

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