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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.

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2- Select the Jpeg image and open.

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

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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