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Title: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: otaara on June 19, 2022, 12:30:53 pm
I'm trying to import an SVG file, but it comes up as a black rectangle.  Opens fine in Inkscape, and saves fine, as far as I can tell.  Can't find an instance of this problem in the forums.  Help?

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Title: Re: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: RodneyLee on June 19, 2022, 03:05:53 pm
try "Drag and Drop" SVG onto you're page
Title: Re: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: RodneyLee on June 19, 2022, 03:08:29 pm
I just did this and got black BG, then I ungrouped the SVH and removed the background :)
Title: Re: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: otaara on June 19, 2022, 06:58:15 pm
I don't want to remove the background -- the problem I have is that the entire thing imports as a black rectangle, like this: https://i.imgur.com/Qc3i6lC.png (https://i.imgur.com/Qc3i6lC.png) .  It might actually be dark purple, I'm not quite sure, but it's definitely not blue with white and gold stars, which is what it's supposed to be.  I can ungroup it and separate the stars from the background, but everything is the same black/blackish purple.  In Inkscape, it's blue with white and gold stars.

It's a cropped-out section of a larger original, which imported fine, but I only wanted to use the one section.  My current "fix" is to save it as a pdf and import that, but that rasterizes the graphics, which becomes visible when blown up to a three-foot-wide banner.
Title: Re: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: AdmFubar on June 19, 2022, 07:10:25 pm
I'm wondering if scribus is misreading the background layer's position and placing it in front of all the other layers.
Title: Re: SVG imports as a black rectangle
Post by: mnawij on June 21, 2022, 09:43:07 pm
I changed the colors in inkscape and the file imported just fine. The only thing I noticed was that some of the colors said linear gradient and I made them all "flat" in the dialog. Not sure if this was the problem. Oh the one in the original colors is a vector pdf I created in Illustrator from the svg. That had no problems as well.

Cheers!

mnawij

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