36.31 SVG Embedded Images

An svg file may include links to other image files that are to be include in the graphic. When sharing the graphic these external image files need to also be present. For some applications it is better to embed the image within the svg file. To do so, load the graphic into inkscape, under Extensions\(\rightarrow\)Images choose . Then save the svg file. The image will now be embedded into the svg file.

The inverse of this process is also supported in inkscape with the Extract Image... option.

Note that the svg file is a text based file format and so can be loaded into a text editor where it is possible to view the contents, and thus to determine the links to image files.

See also http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/inkscape-embedding-or-linking.

Your donation will support ongoing availability and give you access to the PDF version of this book. Desktop Survival Guides include Data Science, GNU/Linux, and MLHub. Books available on Amazon include Data Mining with Rattle and Essentials of Data Science. Popular open source software includes rattle, wajig, and mlhub. Hosted by Togaware, a pioneer of free and open source software since 1984. Copyright © 1995-2022 Graham.Williams@togaware.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0