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askmom
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Help with PNG/JPEG files

Post by askmom »

So I wanted a kiddie mermaid SVG and couldn't find any. So I downloaded a set of files that included mermaids, fish, etc. They all came in PNG and JPG. I figured I could do a print and cut with the mermaid. However, I'm having nothing but problems. When I try to place the image with the JPG it comes in huge. I can resize it but it doesn't look anything like the original file. The shape is the same but the colors are all weird. When I try to place the image using the PNG file it also comes in huge. I can resize and the colors are correct. Unfortunately, the image is wrong... it looks like there are multiple copies layered on top of each other. So the mermaid has about 3 heads and 6 arms.
Any ideas?? Is there a way to use Inkscape to fix this? If so are there basic directions because I have NO idea how to use Inkscape.
Was hoping to make my niece a birthday card :cry:

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Re: Help with PNG/JPEG files

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If you could post the pic or a link to it and someone can help you with it
I think it is on Heather M who has a tutorial on turning coloring book pages into cut files i am not sure I will look and post the link in a short bit
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Re: Help with PNG/JPEG files

Post by Butterfly »

Ok I found it
http://imagesbyheatherm.wordpress.com/2 ... -inkscape/
I hope this helps you either way i am sure between the lot of us it will will out for you
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Re: Help with PNG/JPEG files

Post by HeatherM »

Every image I tried placing looked correct, both in 2.041 and 2.043. Have you tried viewing the images in another program? Is it possible that there is something wrong with the images? If the images seem to be OK, I would contact CE for help.

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