On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, bulia byak wrote:
> Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 20:20:18 -0300
> From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...>
> Reply-To: inkscape-user@...
> To: inkscape-user@...
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] A problem about the PNG export
> > There is a problem with the stroke of the glass: at this small size, it
> > seems to be less black than the parasol's stroke...
> This is because in the parasol, each stroke is done twice. You have
> the black outline of the entire parasol and then you have each segment
> with its own outline which overlays the first outline. Even though the
> strokes have the same width and are exactly on top of one another, the
> fact that each stroke has its own antialiasing fringe and these
> fringes add together results in the stroke appearing thicker than it
> should at small sizes. This is a common problem for most vector
> editors with antialiased display, not only Inkscape; for example Adobe
> SVG plugin also shows your file with the parasol outline darker than
> the glass if you zoom out far enough.
> So, to fix it, you can either remove the double stroke (so that
> overlaying segments have only fill and no stroke) or export it at a
> larger size and then resize the bitmap.
Rather than working around it as suggested, would it be worth allowing
users to disable antialiasing? (Should I file a Request for Enhancement?)
I imagine the option to disable antialiasing could be quite useful when
exporting to raster formats.