Install Ink/Stitch on Windows

Requirements

Ink/Stitch is an Inkscape extension. Download and install Inkscape Version 1.0.2 or higher before you install Ink/Stitch.

Download

Download the latest release.

Download Ink/Stitch v2.1.2 for Windows

Latest release: 2022-01-12 Ink/Stitch v2.1.2

Installation

If you have Ink/Stitch previously installed, remove the old installation first.

Double click to execute the downloaded file.

Until our windows certificate gained enough trust, you will need to allow the installer script to run.

Click on More info.

Ink/Stitch installer

Now click on the additional option Run anyway.

Ink/Stitch installer

Ink/Stitch needs to be installed into the Inkscape extensions folder. The path is already set for you. Click on Next.

Ink/Stitch installer

Since you have Inkscape installed, the extensions folder already exists. Confirm that you want to install into this folder and click on Yes.

Ink/Stitch installer

The installer will show you a summary of the installation settings. Click on Install.

Ink/Stitch installer

Ink/Stitch is now installed on your computer.

Ink/Stitch installer

Run Ink/Stitch

Open Inkscape. You will find Ink/Stitch under Extensions > Ink/Stitch.

Ink/Stitch menu

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

Uninstall Ink/Stitch versions up from v2.1.0

Open the start menu in Windows. Click on Settings.

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

Click on Apps.

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

In Apps & features scroll down until you find Ink/Stitch. Click on Ink/Stitch and an uninstall button appears. Click on Uninstall.

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

Confirm that you want to uninstall Ink/Stitch.

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

Ink/Stitch has been removed from your computer. Click Ok.

Uninstall Ink/Stitch

Uninstall Ink/Stitch versions older than v2.1.0

Go to Edit > Preferences > System and open your extensions folder.

Inkscape extensions folder

Remove each inkstitch* file and folder.

Get informed about Ink/Stitch updates

Subscribe to a news feed channel to keep track on Ink/Stitch Updates.

Alternatively watch all project activity on GitHub:

Troubleshoot

Ink/Stitch doesn’t show up / is greyed out

Antivirus Software

Since Ink/Stitch is packed into a executable there are reports of anti-virus-software using heuristics that mark the extension as a false positive. The solution in this cases is to add the Ink/Stitch extension folder to the exception list on the av program and reinstall the extension and try again.

If your antivirus software deleted files, you will receive an error message like this:

Tried to launch: inkstitch\bin\inkstitch
  Arguments: ['inkstitch\bin\inkstitch', '--id=XXX', '--extension=XXX', 'C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Temp\ink_ext_XXXXXX.svgXXXXX']
  Debugging information:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "inkstitch.py", line 35, in <module>
    extension = subprocess.Popen(args, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.PIPE)
  File "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\lib\python2.7/subprocess.py", line 325, in __init__ errread, errwrite)
  File "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\lib\python2.7/subprocess.py", line 575, in _execute_child startupinfo)
WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified

Confirm Ink/Stitch Version

Verify if you have downloaded Ink/Stitch for Windows (Download)

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 Edit > Preferences > System.

PYTHONPATH

There have been reports about an error message starting like this:

Python path configuration:
PYTHONHOME = 'C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\extensions\inkstitch\bin'
PYTHONPATH = (not set)

Reinstall Inkscape. Make sure that “Add to path” is checked, when the PYTHONPATH question pops up during the installation.

Windows 7: Error message

When you see the following error message please install Microsoft Windows security updates on your computer.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "Lib\site-packages\PyInstaller\hooks\rthooks\pyi_rth_multiprocessing.py", line 12, in
File "PyInstaller\loader\pyimod03_importers.py", line 495, in exec_module
File "multiprocessing_init_.py", line 16, in
File "PyInstaller\loader\pyimod03_importers.py", line 495, in exec_module
File "multiprocessing\context.py", line 6, in
File "PyInstaller\loader\pyimod03_importers.py", line 495, in exec_module
File "multiprocessing\reduction.py", line 16, in
File "PyInstaller\loader\pyimod03_importers.py", line 495, in exec_module
File "socket.py", line 49, in
ImportError: DLL load failed while importing _socket: Paramètre incorrect.

Windows 8: Error message

The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

Error loading Python DLL 'C:\Users...\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\extensions\inkstitch\inkstitch\bin\python38.dll'. LoadLibrary: The specified module could not be found.

If you come across these two error messages on Windows 8, download and install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages. Choose the file for your system architecture.

Ink/Stitch is displayed in English

Incomplete Translation

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.

Language Settings

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

Preferences > Interface