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Hi, to all.

Affinity Designer does not know how to ungroup SVG files. Yet it is one of the most widespread vector formats, and the only one available on Wikipedia. This means that you have to go through InkScape to be able to paste the unbundled image at the lowest level in Affinity Designer (Ungroup All)!

See this example of SVG file on which you have to ungroup several times in InScape to finally reach the fully ungrouped level. As for Affinity Designer, it does not even see that the image is grouped!


6 cœurs Windows 10 pro   Affinity Desktop Publisher, Affinity Desktop Designer, Affinity Desktop Photo.

Mais je vous le demande, peut-on imaginer une police sans sérifs ?

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That’s probably because you have a linked image.

Try this:

  • Place the SVG file into your document;
  • While the image is selected, press the Replace Document button in the Context Toolbar;
  • Select the same document again but select “Embed Picture” just above the file name;
  • Double-click the embedded document layer to open the SVG;
  • Select the (Group) layer from the Layers Panel;
  • Copy;
  • Go back to your original document;
  • Paste (you may need to resize the pasted group);
  • Then keep ungrouping the layers as far as you want to go.

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