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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    if your svg is in the bitmap gallery it's a bitmap, not a vector [svg container can include both], i am now confused...
    This may be where I'm going wrong then. Here's a tep by step:

    Import a jpeg, resize > export as SVG (Inkscape) named fred > delete jpeg > import fred back into project

    Yes, the bitmap gallery shows the SVG as 'bitmap37, JPEG' So not SVG at all. I'll try the Adobe option.

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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    Same steps as above but choosing the Adobe option. Bitmap Gallery shows the SVG as 'Bitmap3, JPEG'

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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    sorry chris, but I thought you were using the bitmap tracer to trace the imported jpeg before exporting

    if you just export a bitmap to an svg [container] that will not convert it
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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    sorry chris, but I thought you were using the bitmap tracer to trace the imported jpeg before exporting

    if you just export a bitmap to an svg [container] that will not convert it
    This is my lack of knowing how it all works making my explanations ambiguous.
    Using Vector Magic I just hit the 'Basic' button and blindly agree with the proffered options. The result does not show in the Bitmap Gallery.

    That's one of the mysteries sorted. I'm not using vectors when I export SVG from Xara. Acorn pointed this out earlier, but I didn't put 2 & 2 together.
    Last edited by Chris M; 08 March 2020 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Added reference to earlier post.

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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    acorn is a very clued up dude, me I just scrawl cartoons
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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    Chris, when you bring in an SVG with an embedded bitmap, Xara converts all to shapes and a bitmap fill (badly, it seems, too). This bitmap is added to the Bitmap gallery (you had 'bitmap3(7), JPEG') so if you delete it, you get a blank.

    Xara does not handle SVGs natively, it does the above.

    You can get an SVG to pretend Xara knows what it is doing by following https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...DA-Web-Exports.
    This allows an enabled browser to render SVG vector shapes without scaling issues; an embedded bitmap will only render to its saved dpi.
    The SVG is only storing and referencing the bitmap as a base64-encoded data image.

    Again, very techie.

    TL;DR: Xara doesn't handle SVGs, it converts them.

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    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    there you go - clued up
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    Default Re: Converting Picture To Shape

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Chris, when you bring in an SVG with an embedded bitmap, Xara converts all to shapes and a bitmap fill (badly, it seems, too). This bitmap is added to the Bitmap gallery (you had 'bitmap3(7), JPEG') so if you delete it, you get a blank.

    Xara does not handle SVGs natively, it does the above.

    You can get an SVG to pretend Xara knows what it is doing by following https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...DA-Web-Exports.
    This allows an enabled browser to render SVG vector shapes without scaling issues; an embedded bitmap will only render to its saved dpi.
    The SVG is only storing and referencing the bitmap as a base64-encoded data image.

    Again, very techie.

    TL;DR: Xara doesn't handle SVGs, it converts them.

    Acorn
    I read that as "Use Vector Magic or Inkscape" and I will happily take that advice

 

 

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