gimpsvg man page

gimpsvg — convert a GIMP gradient (ggr) to the SVG format.


gimpsvg [-g geometry] [-h] [-o file] [-p] [-s samples] [-v] [-V] [file]


The gimpsvg utility converts gradient files from the GIMP(1), the GNU Image Manipulation Program, to the SVG (scalar vector graphics) format.

The program will read from stdin if a file is not specified as the final argument, and write to stdout if the -o option is not specified.

The output is formatted for machines to read, rather than humans. A post-processor such as tidy(1) could be used in the latter case.


--backtrace-file path

Specify a file to which to write a formatted backtrace. The file will only be created if there is a backtrace created, typically when an error occurs.

--backtrace-format format

Specify the format of the backtrace written to the files specified by --backtrace-file, one of plain, xml or json.

-g, --geometry widthxheight

Specify the size of the SVG preview in pixels.

-h, --help

Brief help.

-o, --output file

Write the output to file, rather than stdout.

-p, --preview

Include a preview in the SVG output. See also the --geometry option.

-s, --samples number

Specify the maximum number of samples. GIMP gradients allow for complex curves in a number of colour-space co-ordinate systems. In order that these can be converted into SVG's simple RGB linear splines we must sample these complex curves quite densely. The -s option specifies (roughly) the maximum number of samples. In the case that the GIMP gradient is an RGB linear spline gradient the option has no effect, since we can then convert the segments without loss.

-v, --verbose

Verbose operation.

-V, --version

Version information.


J.J. Green

See Also

GIMP(1), tidy(1), svggimp(1).

Referenced By


2 Aug 2016 CPTUTILS User commands