The interior artwork of Two Scoops of Django was hand-drawn, scanned, and embellished using Inkscape. The native format of Inkscape is SVG, and it also generates
pdf_tex files for use within the custom LaTeX build we've used for years.
For the forthcoming Two Scoops of Django 3.x we're moving off LaTeX to one powered by Bookdown. While Bookdown uses LaTeX to render PDFs, it uses other engines to render other formats. To accommodate those engines, we need to convert the existing SVG images to PNG format. Here's what I figured out:
# On Mac brew install librsvg # On Windows using Chocolaty choco install rsvg-convert
If you want me to include your favorite package manager, supply the command in the comments and I'll add it!
# from within the tsd3.x/images directory rsvg-convert ../tsd1.11/images/themepark.svg -o themepark.png -b white
-o is short for
--output. If that's not included the
rsvg-convert returns an error that says
Multiple SVG files are only allowed for PDF and (E)PS output.
-b is short for
--background. For the Two Scoops of Django SVGs, not including that means the background is a very dark gray.
Here's our primary test file for exploring converting SVG to PNG. Original art by @audreyfeldroy .
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