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Is it possible? A PNG is generally less in size than an SVG. Sometimes I need small sized images in sites like Launchpad.

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That's actually Inkscape's default.

  • Open File → Document Properties and click the background colour. Make sure the alpha channel is 0. As so:

    enter image description here

  • Go to File → Export Bitmap and save a file with a .png extension.

You're done.

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I always tried to "save as" .png and it didn't work. Thanks. –  Archisman Panigrahi Aug 24 '13 at 13:10

Open File -> Document Properties and click the background color. Then set alpha 0 in background color dialog -> close the dialog -> File menu -> Export Bitmap -> Choose export file name (click on Browse button -> type file name with .png extension) -> click on Export button. ! Done.

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