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Vector Images as Layers?

Feb 15, 2012, 19:53
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Vector Images as Layers?
Hello all,
My wife and I have been using Gimp for a little while now and wanted to import and adjust vector images. So I installed Ghostscript, and now we can open ai (vector) images in gimp, however, they only show up as one layer. Is this because the image itself is only one layer or is there more I need to do? How can we tell if the image is only one layer, or multiple? We are being told that vector images can be opened as layers, but each time we try we are only getting one.
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Feb 15, 2012, 20:05
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RE: Vector Images as Layers?
If you want to play with vector images, InkScape is a much better choice than Gimp.

What you can do with vector images (the SVG kind at least) is import them as paths. But I'm not sure an image will produce several paths.

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Feb 15, 2012, 21:49
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RE: Vector Images as Layers?
I am looking over the Inkscape information, and have a silly question... Is it free like GIMP?
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Feb 15, 2012, 22:00
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RE: Vector Images as Layers?
Yes, free, open source, the works... Gimp's twin brother for vector graphics.

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Feb 15, 2012, 22:12
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RE: Vector Images as Layers?
awesome! thanks.
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