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Offline PapaSue

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MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« on: November 15, 2011, 11:45:30 AM »
Here's my problem.  My svg files, where I have applied filters and extensions, do not open in SCAL but Roxy's (http://freesvgbyroxy.blogspot.com/) do and I can't figure out why.  I have downloaded her delightful frogg file today that has some of the same filters I used on my Santa Bag file and her's opens perfectly showing the filters.

I'm wondering if any of you have had this problem with SCAL or with MTC or with whatever cutter you use to open svg file. It may be my version of Inkscape or my Mac but I'm going to figure this out, hopefully with your help.  I have emailed her and if she figures it out I'll share that with you.  Maybe we can get her to join us and share too.

Even if you don't have the answer her files are worth looking at.  My Santa is on my Blog.

Thanks,
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 12:57:54 PM »
Here's what happens with me.
I use the filters- which makes the file enormous. This is a common problem I had with adobe photoshop too. Those filters are hefty. So I can save it as an svg or a png and they all disappear in any program that can print it. I've tried uploading the image files on my svgsbybee facebook page, and all the filters are gone.
I found a tutorial on youtube about using the filters, he mentioned that if you resize it they go away....um go where?! I can't find any info on this issue either. We have this incredible program with vast capabilities in the graphics aspect but to get a answer from the graphic experts kind of leaves me scratching my head.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 02:07:26 PM »
I have to add my name to the list of those unable to open in SCAL files using filters . I drew a mason jar, and used the jam filter on it. I was able to open it once in SCAL, because gj commented on it. I can't open it now. I'm thinking that it must be the way I saved it in SCAL. It is still in My Documents and I can open it there.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 03:58:47 PM »
Thanks Bee and Annie, nice not to be alone!

I may have found the answer to not loading at all.  I started with B's comment about the file being too big but I compared my file size to Roxy's and they were about the same for 38 or so pieces in a group.  So that wasn't it.

Then I sorta remembered having a similar problem a long while ago and I had fixed it....it finally came to me that I use magnify alot since I don't see too well and although my image size was right I had save it at 100%.  As soon as I turned down the magnifiy to 35-50% it loaded just fine....the hatch layer as well, but not the filter/glow/inner glow but for cutting that doesn't matter.

Now let's see if we can solve Annie's issue.

B, I make a bitmap copy of my file or I export it, or I do a screen capture and all three open in Adobe PhotoShop Elements with the filters still there, so we will work on your issue too.

Thanks all, sometimes it just take a brick and some thought and some help from your friends to solve a problem.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 12:39:54 AM »
I really don't know if I have ever saved with adding filters but it seems like I may have once and this is just a wild guess. Maybe you already save this way but I had other problems when I first started and someone told me to save as Plain SVG instead of Inkscape SVG and I haven't had any problems since so it is worth a try if you are not already doing this. I hope it helps for you as I know it can be so frustrating.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 05:17:43 AM »
I think I found the answer.. Well it worked for me any how.
When your done creating your creation with filters, export it to your desktop then go back save "as is".
I found by exporting it allows u to open it in SCAL with the filters. If you design it in SCAL all u need to do is just export in a SVG format and it opens in inscape, but if u create it in SCAL and "SAVE AS IS" it wont open in inkscape.
Hope it works for u.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 06:22:03 AM »
I think the problem with filters in png files is the transparency.  I know that if you use a drop shadow on a file and try to import it into SCAL it will not open correctly.  I usually put a white rectangle at the back of my images for my blog, and those PNG files open correctly in SCAL.  I have never had a problem printing files with filters directly from Inkscape (though I don't do it very often).

I have had problems importing svg files with filters into SCAL, so now I keep all filters out of cutting files.  I use completely different files for filters/cutting.  There are just too many different SCAL/Ink combos to worry about what will or won't work for my blog files.
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 09:01:25 AM »
I just knew HeatherM would know!  I had almost come to this conclusion myself....if you can't beat em, then go around em!

thanks Heather
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Re: MY SVG files with filters will not open in SCAL
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 05:56:03 PM »
[color=#4000FF]Good work, everyone --- and thanks Heather for the definitive answer.[/color]
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