[Clipart] Image portability

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Tue Apr 19 11:31:07 PDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 09:09:51PM +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Linda Kim wrote:
> however, the file size is still a problem, i think 0.5MB is huge for an 
> image like 
> http://openclipart.org/clipart//food/desserts/ice_cream_cone_linda_kim_01.svg 
> (i would expect something 10-20 times smaller)

A completely reasonable expectation: after doing just a simple removal
of a lot of data that was encoded in CDATA elements, the image size is
reduced by a factor of 20, which results in the SVG available at
http://crschmidt.net/tmp/icecream.svg .

(This URL is not permanent: it may dissapear at some point in the

This image is only 21kb, as opposed to 450.

Key to creating decent SVG from Adobe is to just check the content by
hand: it's really easy to pull out a lot of stuff most of the time, in
my experience.

Christopher Schmidt
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