[ubuntu-art] Inkscape export and resizing

Oliver scholli_tz at yahoo.de
Tue Apr 7 17:43:32 BST 2009

Am Dienstag 07 April 2009 17:23:00 schrieb Thorsten Wilms:
> Hi!
> Some say that higher quality output can be obtained by exporting from
> Inkscape with the desired size x a-power-of-2, e.g double, fourfold or
> eightfold.
> It seems that is the case, but not always.
> I did an experiment with just black text on white:
> http://www.piccdrop.com/images/1239116989.png
Inkscape-Bitmapexport (180dpi) and resize it with gthumb is always the best 
result. It's a harmony between sharp and smooth and craps better with one 
colour to the next one. Think this is an argument for this method. Only  
Inkscape in Bitmapexport fails a little bit in round things (light smooth is 


> The GIMP and gThumb examples are scaled down from an Inkscape export of
> eightfold size, using Cubic interpolation in GIMP and "High-Quality" in
> gThumb, which is likely to be cubic, too.
> For the difference images, I used GIMP's Difference layer mode. The
> gThumb/GIMP difference is not entirely black, there are pixels with a
> minimal value, but visually, this difference is pretty much
> non-existent.
> I would like to see suggestion for how to get the worst case for
> Inkscape, where this method could shine the most.
> --
> Thorsten Wilms
> thorwil's design for free software:
> http://thorwil.wordpress.com/

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