J. W. Goethe

Les couleurs sont des actes de la lumière, ses actes et ses souffrances. Ainsi considéré, on peut attendre d'eux une explication de la lumière elle-même

J. W. Goethe, prefàce à Traité des couleurs, 1810


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.


-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


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



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