Inkscape - Scale

Inkscape Layout


Geometry - Scaling in Inkscape


Transform dialog

Scale tab of the Transform dialog (Object → Transform… (Shift+Ctrl+M)).


With the handle of the bounding box, see Inkscape - Bounding Box (Selection cue)


When an object(s) is selected

  • < and >: Default scales by 2 px
  • Shift + < and >, you scale by 20 px
  • Ctrl + < and >: scale up or down to 200% or 50% of the original, respectively.
  • Alt + < and >: scale by 1 pixel at the current zoom (i.e. by 1 screen pixel)


Inkscape - Path Offsetting (Inset/Outset)

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