Warning: The video for macOS users is outdated. Please read updated info “Additional Steps for Catalina and Big Sur”
- Inkscape Version 1.0.2 or higher
That’s it! All python libraries and external dependencies are bundled (using the excellent pyinstaller), so you shouldn’t need to set anything else up.
Download the release archive.
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Latest release: Ink/Stitch v2.0.0 (2021-05-03)
LOCALE selected affects the menus shown inside Inkscape. Ink/Stitch dialogs are in the lanugage of your OS (if that language is supported).
Your language is not available? Help us to translate the dialogs into your native language.
Edit > Preferences > System and check where your
User Extensions folder is.
Extract the Ink/Stitch archive into this folder.
Addtitional Steps for Catalina / Big Sur
Newer macOS versions will complain about Ink/Stitch if it is downloaded through your browser. You will receive an error message like this:
'xxxx' cannot be opened, because the developer cannot be verified.
To avoid this error message open your Terminal App. Click on the small magnifying glass icon in your menu bar at the top right corner (or press
Terminal and open the application.
In the Terminal enter the following command:
xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine ~/Library/Application\ Support/org.inkscape.Inkscape/config/inkscape/extensions/
~/Library/Application\ Support/org.inkscape.Inkscape/config/inkscape/extensions/ if your Inkscape extension folder path has an other location (verify through
Inkscape > Preferences > System).
You will then find Ink/Stitch under
Extensions > Ink/Stitch.
Delete the old extension files first. Go to the extension directory and remove each inkstitch* file and folder.
Then, proceed as above.
Or watch the project on GitHub:
Ink/Stitch doesn’t run / is greyed out
Confirm installation path
Check if you extracted Ink/Stitch into the correct folder. If the
User extensions folder doesn’t work out correctly, you can also try to install into the
Inkscape extensions folder.
You can also look it up under
Inkscape > Preferences > System.
Please verify if you have downloaded Ink/Stitch for macOS (Download).
‘xxxx’ cannot be opened, because the developer cannot be verified
ValueError: Null geometry supports no operations
Ink/Stitch on macOS could raise the following error message:
[...] ValueError: Null geometry supports no operations.
This error is caused by an incompatibality of the shapely speedups library, which is inlcuded in the Ink/Stitch files. In order to bring Ink/Stitch back to work delete the library as follows:
- Open the folder of your Ink/Stitch installation (usually this is:
- Open as well your Ink/Stitch subfolder if you have one
Ctrlwhile you click on the inkstitch application file and select Show
- Go into the Folder
Contents > MacOSand delete the folder named
I installed Ink/Stitch in my native language, but the dialogue windows are displayed in English
It is possible, that not all strings have been translated. This is indicated by some strings of text beeing in English and others in your native language. If you like to complete the translation, have a look at our description for translators.
We have to distinguish between the Extension menu in Inkscape and the dialogue windows. The selection of the ZIP file causes only the Extension menu to be in a certain language. The dialgoue windows are build differently. They will use the language of your operating system. If Ink/Stitch is uncertain, which language to support, it will fallback on English. You can tell Inkscape explicitly to use your native language as follows:
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Interface (Ctrl + Shift + P)
- Set your language
- Restart Inkscape