GpsMid icons or how to convert svg to png with ImageMagick
By Przemo Firszt on Tuesday, November 9 2010, 22:46 - Permalink
I'm working on a new set of icons for GpsMid. If you're curious how they look check here. The full set of svg and pngs and a sample GpsMid midlet is here. The pngs were created using"Export as bitmap" function in Inkscape, but now I found a better solution: ImageMagick. I started with simple:
convert i_about.svg i_about.png
but the generated icon was too small:
I wanted 100x100 pixels with transparent background. Next I tried:
convert i_about.svg -extent 100x100 i_about.png
but again, the result was not good enough:
Adding -geometry helped a little bit:
The image is very fuzzy. To solve it we have to add -density option.
Now it looks quite good except for the missing piece - a transparent background. "-background none" solves the last issue:
convert -density 1000x1000 -background none i_about.svg -geometry 100x100 i_about.png
This is my perfect ;-) icon for GpsMid!