Can't ungroup my SVG logo ?!?

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I converted my raster logo into an SVG using the Potrace in Inkscape. Yes, I'm very certain it's an  SVG now.  Anyway, I can't break it apart, or ungroup it. It's available from <-- Right-click & Save Target As...

(I'm not uploading it to EE intentionally, because I probably shouldn't keep it floating around unnecessarily. Please don't attach it to this question -- all I really need is a how-to anyway, as I need to learn this.)
Question by:travisjbennett
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    I would clean it up in a text editor to get rid of all the crap that gets added to the SVG file.

    Converting raster images into SVG using Inkscape can give unexpected results. Humans would definitely do it differently to what this computer algorithm does it. Even so, its probably the best converter available (for free at least).

    If you spread out each resulting path element using transforms (see below), you can see what makes up the SVG image. You can definitely get rid of many redundant layers there.
      <path transform="translate(-6000,-6000)"
      <path transform="translate(-6000,0)"
      <path transform="translate(-6000,6000)"
      <path transform="translate(0, -6000)"
      <path transform="translate(0,0)"
      <path transform="translate(0,6000)"
      <path transform="translate(6000,-6000)"
      <path transform="translate(6000,0)"
      <path transform="translate(6000,6000)"
      <path transform="translate(-12000,0)"

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    If you have the original vector format of your logo it is probably separated into the layers you want. In the past I have used OpenOffice Draw to convert my SVG files to WMF for use in Microsoft Office (!). You could probably use OpenOffice Draw to convert WMF to SVG. Not sure about other vector formats, but WMF has been around for a while, so I'm sure there are free apps to convert to WMF if necessary.
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    I did it layer by layer of the source (raster) PhotoShop file. Took longer, but it worked.

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    I did it layer by layer of the source (raster) PhotoShop file. Took longer, but it worked.


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