Inkscape Labrat


Edit externally

Posted in 0.47,other software by steren on August 20, 2008
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Since last summer, Inkscape can directly do some raster modifications of your images inside your Inkscape files.

But unfortunately, sometimes you need to do more than this. Before this feature, the procedure was to first find where your embedded image was stored, open it in your favourite bitmap editor, save it, and reload your Inkscape canva.

Now you just have to right-click on your image, and select “Edit externally”. Your pre-configured bitmap editor will then open your image. After saving it and going back to Inkscape, the image is automatically reloaded.

Check all this in the following screencast.

I’m using a wallpaper I made to promote Creative Commons using the Bick Buck Bunny characters. Download it here.

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Inkscape Labrat by Steren Giannini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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New Pen Tool behaviour

Posted in 0.47,tools by steren on August 13, 2008
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Some new behaviours where added to the Pen Tool.

The first one allow you to draw only straight lines and the second one only straight line segments
that are parallel to one of the coordinate axes.

These features will be useful for artists, and much more to technical designers.

I’ll detail the “Spiro” curves later…

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Inkscape Labrat by Steren Giannini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Eraser tool

Posted in 0.47,tools,Uncategorized by steren on August 12, 2008
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A new eraser tool has been created.

This screencast features its two modes:

  • The first one is very similar to what we can find in bitmap editors : it just substract to the selected path your drawing.
  • The second mode is a “quick erase tool”: any shape touched by the tool is erased

Check it here:

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Inkscape Labrat by Steren Giannini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.