I have pretty good luck with the command shown below for JPEG.  Note, it’s very difficult to control the resolution of the output file unless the SVG contains unit qualifiers on the svg element’s width and depth attributes (other than px, or nothing (which defaults to px)).  “-q 0.99” preserves the image quality as much as possible, which for me is important since we convert for print, not for online viewing:


java -Xms256m -Xmx512m -jar batik-rasterizer.jar -m image/jpeg -q 0.99 -dpi [dpi] -d [output_dir] [input_file [input_file(s)]]



Jay Baldwin
Application Development Team Leader


Tweddle Litho Company
24700 Maplehurst, Clinton Twp, MI 48036-1336




From: Saehoon Cheon [mailto:saehoon.cheon@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:09 PM
To: batik-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
Subject: Export SVG to JPEG, PDF


I'd like to export svg drawing to jpeg and pdf file format.

Please let me know how I can do it. Real code example will be great helpful for me.


Thank you in advance.