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Why use SVG Gradients? (SOLVED)

Post#1 by RJKD » 02 Nov 2016, 14:21


I started some research as to why use SVG gradients and ran into CSS and from there on in my eyes glazed. (I understand the difference between vector and bitmap). I made and used an SVG gradient but on zooming in couldn't see any difference in quality from a standard Gimp gradient. Is there a visual advantage or maybe I've not made my SVG gradient properly in Gimp. Or is this irrelevant to me as I'm not a web designer/graphic designer? :hammer_head:
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Post#2 by tim » 02 Nov 2016, 19:12


I am not sure but I don't it makes a difference in GIMP as GIMP does raster images so Gradient is converted to raster when applied to image anyways.
So if let's say you have a 2000x2000 image, it's quality will be lost if blown up because the gradient is already applied to the image.
Where the SVG gradient itself can be used in Vectors programs like Inkscape and it doesn't lose quality when blown up.
But inside GIMP, I don't think it makes a difference which gradient you use.
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Post#3 by RJKD » 03 Nov 2016, 10:25


I get it - now I see how Gimp and Inkscape can be used in harmony, thankyou very much T, really appreciate your patience with me.
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