> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:11:44 +0100
> From: for...@gimpusers.com
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> CC: t...@gimpusers.com
> Subject: [Gimp-user] aliasing in vector images
> Thanks for the reply Steve!
> I think maybe my problem wasn't communicated from my end correctly.
> I have an SVG file generated with a native resolution of 2048x2048 in Vector
> Magic.  In Inkscape, I can resize the image to be 1024x1024, zoom in, and it
> "redraws" the image with no aliasing (as a vector should).

 mean that in GIMP's vector import dialog you specify a scaling ratio (X
 Ratio / Y Ratio) of 0.50 ?  Then of course you are going to get some aliasing 
(just the same as if you scaled a raster image by 50%), but the overall result 
should closely resemble what the original SVG document looked like . . . at a 
50% zoom level.

Remember that in a vector document "pixels" do not correspond to "on-screen" 
pixels but are a physical unit of measure.

> The biggest red flag that led me to believe something wasn't working correctly
> was when opening a vector in GIMP at a size of about 80x50 and all it produced
> was an unrecognizable blob of pixels.  I feel as though I've been able to do
> this in the past and it would produce a smooth image without aliasing.

If you are taking the 2048x2048 image and scaling it to 80x50 then that is a 
ratio of less than 10 percent and of course the result is probably going to 
look like a blurred/aliased mess of pixels.  Now if the original SVG document 
itself had a document size of 80x50 (which is separate from the size of vector 
elements in it) then GIMP should be able to import it fine.

-- Stratadrake
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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