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SVG is cool. ie. Inkscape is cool

June 17, 2010

If you don’t know anything about SVG, know this, it’s different than raster graphics, and stuff like bitmaps or jpgs or gifs. With SVG, you can zoom in on an SVG graphic without loss of detail. Ever try to stick a jpg graphic into a document and then resize it only to discover afterwards that the graphic has become pixellated, or fuzzy? With Inkscape (It’s FREE), you can make a little freehand drawing, then scan it, and convert it to an SVG and use the “Trace Bitmap” in the Path menu to convert the graphic into a path. Once that’s done, you can resize it without loss of detail.
Check out what I did with this little decorative swirl for an ML-3000 in inkscape.

Decorative swirls for label ML-3000

Notice even when you zoom in on the SVG, the quality is still high.

ML-3000 template, same as Avery 5160

And the final product is a nice little ML-3000 label design:

Decorative swirls for label ML-3000

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