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.
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.