Correction (for the record)

4:34 pm freesoftware, gimp, inkscape, libre graphics meeting

I just listened to LUG Radio 5×15, including my interview about LGM this year. And I have to make a correction. I have tried, but I cannot find any way to drag & drop or copy & paste a curve from Inkscape into the GIMP. I can go via the intermediary of an SVG, since importing gradients and curves from an SVG drop or load is supported in the GIMP, but I can’t figure out how to drag & drop elements from the Inkscape canvas into any other application – when I hit the edge of the window, it just starts scrolling. And cut/copy & paste isn’t any more successful.

Any Inkscape people out there able to set me right?

One interesting drag & drop thing I love showing to people is dragging a chart created in Gnumeric into Inkscape – the drop is a proper SVG, and you can ungroup & manipulate individual elements from the chart in your favourite vector graphics application. Which is nice.

2 Responses

  1. Stu Says:

    Wow, cool tip… just tried in windows and it didn’t work :( [should submit bug(s), but am at work]

  2. tomh Says:

    well, I think that using svn might help a bit ;-) not sure on drag and drop, but copy and paste has just improved quite recently, so you were correct, but not by that many days… see here https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170185
    lets just say that 0.47 is architectural changes release, and this is one of the improvements wanted…