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How to Convert a JPEG to SVG in Inkscape

Posted on 14th November 2016
Ensure that your file has been downloaded and unzipped to use.

1- Select your file.e1

2- Select the Jpeg image and open.


3- A pop up box will appear, select ok.


4- Resize to fit your page. You can keep the aspect ratio by holding down the Ctrl while adjusting the size.
Select 'Path' on the top toolbar, and then 'Trace Bitmap'.


5- A new pop up box will appear. This is the Trace bitmap box. Depending on what you are tracing you will need to select specific settings. It is good to have a play with trace bitmap to get a little understanding of how it works.


For this specific image As it is colour, you will need to select the colour option. In the scan section try to keep the scans to around 8-10 as this seems to work best.
Uncheck the smooth box.
Next select the live preview. check your image and if you are happy select ok.

6- Close the pop up window after you have selected ok.


7- Your new SVG image will be over the original one. Drag the SVG off the original and then delete the original image.


8- Select your image, then select 'object' in the top menu, next select ungroup from the drop down box.


9- You can now pull apart the SVG image and check the different parts are all correct.


10-  You can now save your image. Select Optimized SVG in the dropdown box. and save.


11-  A second box will appear, ensure that the top 4 boxes are checked only. Then click ok. your SVG file is now saved.


The files used are from and the file is called the Summer Paradise Set.

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