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Inkscape 0.92 default density change

Posted: 2018-11-30T19:00:35-07:00
by fmw42
For those using Inkscape to render SVG files, please note that inkscape version 0.92 has recently been modified so as to work properly with a default density 96. For versions prior to 0.92, the default was 90. But when use ImageMagick to call inkscape, ImageMagick sends a density of 90 to be consistent with older versions of Inkscape. Using ImageMagick with Inkscape 0.92, if no density is defined in the SVG file will render at density 90 and the result will be too small. This can bee seen for example if one does

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identify svg.svg
svg.svg SVG 1076x1076 1076x1076+0+0 8-bit sRGB 40309B 0.000u 0:00.000

which is wrong whereas using the MSVG (or RSVG renderer).

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identify MSVG:svg.svg
MSVG:svg.svg=>svg.svg MSVG 1148x1148 1148x1148+0+0 16-bit sRGB 3811B 0.000u 0:00.000

The real issue comes when one tries to extract the clip path and use it to clip an image with Inkscape 0.92. For example from

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convert -quiet 852067A.tif[0] -alpha transparent -clip -alpha opaque -strip out.tiff
convert: image size differs `852067A.tif' @ error/image.c/SetImageClipMask/2655.

A better method is as follows (using IM

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identify -quiet -format "%[8BIM:1999,2998:#1]" 852067A.tif[0]  |\
convert -quiet 852067A.tif[0] +repage \
-profile /Users/fred/images/profiles/USWebCoatedSWOP.icc \
-profile /Users/fred/images/profiles/sRGB.icc \
\( -density 96 - -negate -blur 0x1 -level 50x100% \) \
-alpha off -compose copy_opacity -composite \
-define tiff:alpha=associated \
Note that in the above I set the density to 96 for use with my inkscape 0.92. I also include some anti-aliasing using -blur and convert the CMYK tiff file to sRGB using profiles.

Unfortunately, the above code does not work with the anti-aliasing for me on my Mac OSX Sierra with IM 7 and produces a totally transparent result. But if I remove the -blur 0x1 -level 50x100% it does work properly.

Re: Inkscape 0.92 default density change

Posted: 2018-12-12T10:51:55-07:00
by fmw42
As of IM and onward:

The SVG default DPI is changed to 96 from 90 to meet recommendations of SVG2 & CSS.

This will be the case for all renderers: Inkscape, RSVG and MSVG