Episode 045

Episode 045 – Snapshot Mosaic

by Richard Querin

This screencast demonstrates a quick method of creating a series of overlapping snapshots out of a single image using Inkscape 0.45.

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16 Responses to “Episode 045”

  1. Experimenting with paths « Mr Internet’s Weblog Says:

    […] The screencast is here: http://screencasters.heathenx.org/episode-045/ […]

  2. mwuk Says:

    Hello, i know this is a dated post but i was wondering how you can do the object to path in 0.46?

    Any help would be great!!!

  3. Darth_Gimp Says:

    You can use the exact same method as shown in the video. On the menu bar select Path > Object to Path.

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  5. Robert Says:

    Thanks Richard and Screencasters. I think this screencast will become one of my favorite ones!!

  6. Paul Mena Says:

    Can somebody tell me what is the name of the opening song?

  7. Richard Querin Says:

    Hi Paul,

    It’s a song called Derek Malone by a band called 3 Blind Mice. I heard it initially on the Digital Flotsam podcast.

  8. Paul Mena Says:

    Thanks Richard, I’m very grateful that you help me with that.

    Muchas Gracias y Suerte.

  9. Zepher Says:


    This is a really great site and has been lots of help. I’m using .47 and when I try to convert my image into a path it says “No objects to convert to path in selection” or something close to that. What could be causing this?

    Thank you,

  10. Richard Querin Says:

    You cannot convert an image (I assume you’re talking about a bitmap image like a jpg or png) directly into a path. You can use the Trace Bitmap function to try to convert an image into a path, but you can’t do it any other way.

    You can however turn a bitmap into a pattern. Then you can use that pattern to fill a rectangular shape. This is most likely what you’re after. You can select the bitmap image, then select Object->Object To Pattern. Then you can use this pattern in the Fill tab of the Fill&Stroke dialog box.

    If you’re not talking about a bitmap sort of image, but something else, let us know.

  11. Zepher Says:


    Thank you for your quick reply. Your answer helped me out to some degree. I encounter an error however, upon positioning the nodes to match the frame Inkscape closes with an error, (unfortunately no error #) freezes, or crashes. It typically fails from the internal error. Any ideas?

    Thanks again,

  12. Xbody Says:

    Sorry, I can’t convert a picture to a path. Bitmap not works…
    But no matter. I created the same with masks.

  13. Photo Mosaic « Serenblip's Blog Says:

    […] sure there’s a name for this effect. Can’t find it though. Anyway, it’s based on this screencasters tutorial by the fantastic Richard Querin. Comments RSS […]

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  16. RAFAEL Says:

    Thank you mister Richard for explaining of ‘object to pattern’, usefull!