[Clipart] Opening Download

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.org
Mon Oct 31 21:10:39 PST 2005

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 10:00:48PM -0700, Michael Moore wrote:
> > svg2png depends on the core Cairo stack, including libsvg, libcairo, and
> > their respective dependencies.
> Aaaah. I searched for svg2png for OSX for quite a while a few months
> back. That explains it.

Batik is another program that can do svg to png conversion.  It is Java
based, so I would expect it to work on OSX.  It's a bit of a bear to
install and run from the commandline, but it can be done (I can provide
pointers if anyone's interested.)  Batik is good in that it is highly
SVG compliant (better than inkscape), but bad in that it is very, very
slow (significantly slower than any of the other svg tools I've used).

Inkscape also has a commandline mode (see 'man inkscape') that is useful
for doing svg to png conversion.


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