How do I export a vector .EPS in Inkscape?


I am saving my Inkscape .svg as an encapsulated postscript file, however the exported image is not vector. If I save as a .pdf, for example, then it is vector. The export settings are attached. Checking/unchecking the 'rasterize filter effects' box does not help, neither does the PostScrip level.

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8/11/2016 11:26:00 AM

There are certain things in and SVG drawing that will cause the EPS exporter in Inkscape to produce a rasterized version of your drawing in an EPS. There are a few things you can do to prepare your SVG to ensure that Inkscape produces a vector EPS. Mo Duffy talks about this issue in her blogpost from a few years back, but basically, you need to:

  • remove transparent gradients from your drawing. You may also need to remove all gradients.
  • remove all clips and masks
  • remove all inkscape patterns
  • important: add a white, totally opaque rectangle (without a stroke) at the bottom layer of your drawing that covers just the entire page.
8/12/2016 7:44:00 AM

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