So I'm a vector art newbie using Inkscape, but up and running after a good lot of bitmap/raster graphics experience, and I love it! Inkscape was SO easy to jump into with a bit of practice, and the capabilities are functional and intuitive.
I have a problem. I have to send a file to a publisher who unfortunately
version X4. The company's "artist" is awful, poorly interpreting my bitmap art into some shoddy finished work. So, I requested the source files: CDR (X4) format. NO PROBLEM for Inkscape to import!
With the CDR files perfectly-imported into Inkscape, I set to work making adjustments and alterations, and before long it was done! It looks great now. So I sent the Inkscape SVG files to the publisher. CorelDraw could NOT open them right.
So I installed a fully functional CorelDraw 15-day trial, and I started a trial-and-error method of eliminating export options that don't work for CorelDraw.
- The short answer: NOTHING WORKS, except PDF, which ALMOST works right.
- More details: importing an SVG more complex than a 2-yr-old child's scribble yields a highly distorted result.
As you'll see here, Corel's support of SVG format (opening/importing) in X4 is damn near useless
, and very
(Ignore red mspaint scribbles!
)So what do I do?
Just do an export/import of PDF and fix it in Corel? Sigh. I just want a straight conversion.
Experienced ideas and insights are golden... More pictures below. Thoughts? Experiences? Successes/failures? Thanks!
Here are the save-as options in Inkscape:
Here are the open/import options in CorelDRAW X4: