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Inkview is a slideshow program which uses SVG files. To run it do: inkview somewhere/*.svg and the slideshow will consist of the list of files supplied on the command line in the given order. Supplying a .jar or .sxw file on the command line should retrieve the SVGs for viewing (inkview needs to be compiled with the --with-inkjar flag in the configure script for this).

Keyboard shortcuts (as of release 0.45)

  • Left, PageUp, Backspace : show previous slide
  • Right, PageDown, Space: show next slide
  • Up, Home: go to first slide
  • Down, End: go to last slide
  • Escape, Q: quit
  • F11: go to fullscreen mode/revert back to window mode
  • Enter: pop up window with slide buttons (first, prev, next, last)

To-do list

  • Add a default SVG for when a document does not load.
What about using the inkscape logo without text, or with the words Inkview -- rejon
There is a nice crystal SVG Inkscape logo at
in scalable/apps/inkscape.svg --Nick
  • Usage/help command line switch.
  • ...


Make Inkview a full-featured SVG browser:

  • Incorporate Inkscape's "open file" dialog, for browsing.
  • Allow kill process, in case of hang (common with lots of previews of large files).

Suggestions & ideas

See InkviewWishlist.