PNG Picture Borders with InkScape

Updated 22 February 2024

Problem: How to take PNG images and make a border with a consistent thickness and placement.

Like most problems, there are a number of possible solutions. For example, with InkScape, import the PNG image, create a slightly oversized rectangle, move that rectangle behind the image, set color to taste, resize the document to include the rectangle, and export the new image.

Right. Trying to get that rectangle just the right size is more fiddling than I like to do. There must be an easier way

And there is!

Solution: Use Inkscape to do the decorating.

Image is now nicely bordered, with a 6-point width.

For other thicknesses of the boarder, change the "Grow/Shrink by" values, and the stroke width of the path.

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