cannot cancel (huge) export, inkscape hangs while processing

Bug #1195929 reported by insaner on 2013-06-28
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Patrick Storz

Bug Description

i was trying to export a simple file (4 layers of text) in a roughly 600x500px image.. so I select the filename and click on export and notice my processor fan goes nuts and its taking a long time (ie, it wasnt immediate) for some reason, the dpi had been set to 1440, and the export was creating 10000x7000 png..

so I tried to cancel, but it would not respond. that means that inkscape hung while it generated this huge file.

the bug is that pressing the cancel button doesn't work.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2013-10-08
tags: added: exporting
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Confirmed on Windows XP, Inkscape trunk revision 12670.
Inkscape always tries to finish its PNG export, no matter if you click on Cancel or not.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: bitmap
Pander (pander) wrote :

This is still an issue for 0.91-3ubuntu1

Same here on 0.91 r13725 in Ubuntu 15.04.

Magnes (magnesus2) wrote :

I don't know why I was asked for more information - just load any image, set DPI to 400000 and click export. Now try to cancel the export while watching your harddrive burn. ;)

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Magnes (magnesus2) wrote :

Wait, this bug is 2 years old? Why wasn't this fixed already? Inkscape made many improvements over the years, hard to believe this wasn't noticed and fixed. Anyone reading this reports anyway?

su_v (suv-lp) on 2015-12-09
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Same problem here.
Version Inkscape 0.91pre4 r13712 (on win 7/64)

I did an export for the second time.
For whatever reason the settings changed to custom and had a 400k x 200k resolution.
As I recognized that, I tried to cancel, with no expected effect.
An effect was that I recognised that the cancel-button was recognised as the windows came in front after some time, but no cancel of the operation.
CPU was an 100% for one CPU (25% on 4 proc machine) all the time. some IO.

Needed to shoot-down task, and redo all changes done before (who the hell does a save before ;-) )

Jim Oliver (jim88888) wrote :

Any update on this one? It's now 4 years old.

Вня Седов (crtnr) wrote :

Still an issue.

Diego Loiola (alface8) wrote :

This problem happens to me too.

Inkscape 0.92.2 - Windows 10

Vladimir Nikšić (vniksic-9) wrote :

This is still an issue. 0.92.1 - Ubuntu 17.04

Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

Fix committed to 0.92.x branch in
and master in

Canceling bitmap export should be working fine now (there can still be a small delay as Inkscape splits the image into horizontal stripes and the current stripe always needs to be finished).

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Eduard Braun (eduard-braun2)
milestone: none → 0.92.3
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2018-05-12
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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