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How to convert a JPEG/PNG to a Vector in Inkscape

Posted on 14th November 2016
Ensure that your file has been downloaded and unzipped to use. if you are unsure how to do this check the tutorial here. (https://designbundles.net/design-school/how-to-convert-a-jpeg-to-svg-in-inkscape)

1- Open your file by selecting File

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,2- In the select file to open box, select the file you would like to change to a vector. then open.

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3- If it is a Jpeg it will automatically open in your work space, if it is a PNG a second box will appear and you need to leave the setting as below and then select OK.

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4- Once your file is opened in your work space select Path > Trace bitmap.

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5- A new box will appear and this has several options to create your vector file.

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6-  If your file is grayscale select greys as your option in the pop up box. As our file is colour I have selected colours (1). Next ensure the smooth box is unchecked, and the stack layers is checked (2) and the remove background is checked (3). You can also check live preview so you can see what your file will be like. once you are happy with the image select OK. then close the pop up box.

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7- In your workspace you will have your new vector file. and under it is your original image. Move the vector file and delete your original file.

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8- Next select your new file, then on the top tool bar select Object > ungroup. this will ungroup your layers of the vector file. it is good to do this so you can double check everything is altered.

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9-  Once you have ungrouped you can double click on your file and you will see the vector points appear. You can now alter, remove/add vector points to your liking.

Finally save your file.

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The image is from Designbundles.net and the bundle is called summer paradise set

 

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