[Clipart] Bounding boxes in adobe and Graphic Converter?
macdonaldnicholas at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 23 11:10:50 PST 2006
Thank you - are the inkscape devs aware of this? I can stop hounding
the Graphic Converter guys then!
On Mar 23, 2006, at 11:08 AM, Stephen Silver wrote:
> Nick Macdonald wrote:
>> Hi - I hope this is the right forum to raise this issue in - I am
>> having some issues with clip art from openclipart.org on Mac OS X. An
>> example is the file cloud_r.svg from the callouts section.
>> It opens fine in inkscape, Seamonkey, Firefox and Gimp, but in Adobe
>> for Safari, and Graphic Converter, the file is clipped to 400x400,
>> and the rest discarded. I raised this issue with the author of
>> graphic converter, and he says that the file is faulty, and, indeed,
>> looking at the text of the file it does seem to declare the height
>> and width as 400 in the first few lines - do you have any ideas about
> This is an Inkscape bug. The problem is that the image is declared
> to be 400pt x 400pt (1pt being a point, 1/72 of an inch). Everything
> in the image itself is measured in pixels, so any viewer that assumes
> a different pixel/point ratio than Inkscape will not display the image
> as intended - it will either be cropped or have too much empty space
> around it. There is no standard for the number of points per pixel,
> so these Inkscape images are not portable.
> One way to fix this is to add a viewBox attribute that specifies
> how the image should be scaled to fit the given width and height.
> An alterative fix is to replace the specified width and height
> with the equivalent width and height in pixels, using Inkscape's
> assumed pixel/point ratio for the conversion.
> Stephen Silver
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