[Clipart] transparent turkeys
jon at rejon.org
Wed Jan 5 11:09:23 PST 2005
Stephen Silver wrote:
> Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
>>"Stephen Silver" <ocalocal at btinternet.com> writes:
>>>OCAL has a number of SVG files with unintended partial transparency.
>>>This is due to Inkscape bugs #875906 (which causes fill-opacity to be
>>>ignored in some situations) and #1003385 (which ensures that those
>>>situations are frequent). These bugs afflict Inkscape 0.39, and maybe
>>>some earlier versions too.
>>Interesting. Here I was thinking it was a regression in 0.40 that
>>rendered SVGs incorrectly that appeared correct in previous versions.
> If I want to know what an SVG file really looks like, I look at it in the
> Batik and Adobe viewers. In this case they both say that Inkscape 0.39 is
>>Additionally, I've in some instances been having difficulty getting
>>Inkscape 0.40 to make these objects properly opaque -- if I open one
>>of them, select the object in question, bring up its fill properties,
>>and edit the color or gradient, it sometimes appears to be fully
>>opaque on the fill-and-stroke dialog but does not render that way on
>>the object itself.
>>For example, in the image thanksgiving_spread_01.svg, if I select the
>>turkey, and ungroup it, and select then the main body of the turkey
>>(not the leg), and bring up fill-and-stroke, the alpha value of the
>>fill color is set to 255.
> You're still in a group (that was within the group that you just ungrouped),
> and this has the default SVG properties (opaque black fill, no stroke).
> But these properties have no effect on the image, because each object in the
> group specifies its own properties, which override the group properties.
>>Hey, wait -- that's not all. If I attempt to change any aspect of the
>>fill color, it's suddenly black, instead of the color it was. Upon
>>closing (without saving) and reopening, I discover that, in fact, it
>>was set to black all along, in the fill and stroke dialog, as if one
>>part of Inkscape 0.40 (the rendering part) "knows" the correct hue and
>>saturation and value, and another part (the fill and stroke dialog)
>>"knows" the correct opacity, but never the twain shall meet, or
> If you edit the group properties, Inkscape passes them on to everything
> in the group. It's the same in Inkscape 0.39. It's a bit surprising,
> although I think I now see why it's done this way.
> If you ungroup this group, then you can edit the gradient. But the only
> way to edit the fill opacity of 0.75 is through the XML editor, because
> it's a property of the object iself, not of the gradient stops, and
> Inkscape doesn't provide convenient access to it. (This, at least, is
> the case in Inkscape 0.39. I haven't tried Inkscape 0.40 yet.) It's
> probably easier to get rid of the bad fill opacities by hand-editing the
> file, as I suggested before.
>>So it's actually the previous versions that had it wrong, then?
> Yes, unless Batik and Adobe have got it wrong too.
You all should forward these errors to the inkscape mailing list to see what is up.
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