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Re: [school-discuss] Bouncing ideas around:
On 4/7/06, Daniel Howard <dhhoward@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> but the issue is that the images are in .svg format, which Impress does
> not yet recognize. Solution currently proposed is to use another
> opensource application like Inkscape:
> to convert the .svg files into .png files. A laborious process, but
> that way, the images are in the public domain, and so the content
> generated using them can also be put in the public domain.
This may be slightly off-topic, but the task you describe here is
easily done with ImageMagick.
You can type "convert filename.svg filename.png".
If you want to convert a bunch of files:
for f in ~/pictures_svf/*.svg; do
f1=`basename $f .svg`
convert -resize 16x16 $f $f1.png
The other salient point is that SVG is a vector graphics format, while
PNG is a bitmap format, so you'll lose quite a bit of quality if
someone zooms in.