Difference between revisions of "Current PDF Support"

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* Outputs nice readable Postscript
  
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* Doesn't support fill patterns and clipping, see bugs 1208874 and 1170322
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* Postscript doesn't support gradients or transparency and Inkscape doesn't emulate this, so gradients and transparency are just ignored.
  
 
== Current Adobe Illustrator support ==
 
== Current Adobe Illustrator support ==

Revision as of 07:58, 20 March 2006

Current PDF support

PDF Import

There is currently no support to automatically import PDF files in Inkscape.

PDF Export

pdf_output.inx exports PDF files by first saving them as Postscript and use an external converter to creat PDFs.

Requirements:

  • ps2pdf (Installed separately)

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Current Postscript support

PS Import

ps_input.inx imports Postscript files by using two external conversion scripts:

Requirements:

  • pstoedit (Installed separately)
  • skconvert (Installed separately)

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

PS Export

Inkscape has built-in support to write Postscript files.

Strengths:

  • Outputs nice readable Postscript

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn't support fill patterns and clipping, see bugs 1208874 and 1170322
  • Postscript doesn't support gradients or transparency and Inkscape doesn't emulate this, so gradients and transparency are just ignored.

Current Adobe Illustrator support

The files used by AdobeIllustrator were earlier postscript files but are now Pdf files.

AI Import

Requirements:

  • ill2svg.pl requires perl

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

  • Only works on the old Postscript-based Adobe format
  • Code is sort of a hack
  • No maintainer exists for this code

AI Export

ai_output.inx exports Illustrator files by first saving them as Postscript and use an external converter to creat AIs.

Requirements:

  • ps2ai.ps (requires gs)

Strengths:

Weaknesses: