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Gimp and vector graphics

Jun 13, 2012, 14:23
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Gimp and vector graphics
Hi,

I'm fairly new with gimp and I've been trying to find out whether gimp can import and edit vector graphics made e.g with Inkscape as vector graphics and save them as vectorgraphics, for example in pdf. I'm mainly asking this because I need to make some ads for printing and they need to be in good quality and the best way to keep simple graphics in printable quality is to use them in vector graphics. An ad usually requires a background image and for editing those I need gimp. So in the end I need to combine these two elements and when I do it in inkscape I can't practically do anything to the background image, not even crop it properly, if it needs something to be done (It's kind of hard to imagine what the image needs when you don't have the other elements on top of it). To my mind it'd be a lot easier to finish it in gimp where I can do something to the background images, but is it possible?

Thanks for any help for the newbie
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Jun 13, 2012, 18:24
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RE: Gimp and vector graphics
(Jun 13, 2012 16:22)ofnuts Wrote:  There is some vector graphics in Gimp but the final output will always be a bitmap. May you can "link" the bitmap in the SVG instead of integrating it while you work on it, so that you can edit the bitmap part outside of InkScape more easily.

Thanks, that answered my question. You see Inkscape can export a pdf with both vector and raster graphics in it and I was hoping that gimp could do the same. But linking the image might be rather useful, so thanks for the tip Smile.
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