# Define the color of an imported .svg picture, using TikZ [duplicate]

I use `TikZ` to create drawings. They are composed of text, arrows, and `svg`-icons (e.g. coming from the Noun Project). These icons (`svg` files) are mono-color only (i.e. black & transparent).
What I'm used to do is to download them, change their color using Inkscape (i.e. black -> blue), and then import them as a node:

``````\node (my-picture) at (13,17) {\includegraphics[width=210pt]{myPicture.svg}};
``````

However, if I want to change one color (e.g. let the main color of my document be green, and not blue anymore), I need to manually edit each `.svg` file.

Question: Would it be possible to include the raw `.svg`-file and specify its color as a TikZ option? E.g. `\node [svgcolor=orange] (my-picture) at (13,17) {\includegraphics[width=210pt]{myPicture.svg}};`

• I don't believe so but lets wait experts. – Sigur Jan 27 '17 at 16:48
• My main expectation is to be able to set the color of the imported icon using one color previously defined in my `.tex` document . I'm open to various solutions - e.g. generating a TikZ path from the svg (I know I could further search in this direction, but it seems to be a "too dirty" solution), etc. – ebosi Jan 27 '17 at 16:58
• Another dirty solution: write a script to edit the svg file and load the edited copy. Small, simple, well structured files shoudl be amenable to this. – Chris H Jan 27 '17 at 17:00
• Could do it use lualatex, but that would take some elbow grease. – JPi Jan 27 '17 at 17:01
• @ebo Yes, but: Inkscape generates the image part as a multi-page pdf, and tikz will \put it page by page in the final composition. If you find a way to choose the page that interests you, you can change its color via the tricks shown tex.stackexchange.com/questions/29227/… (second answer) / tex.stackexchange.com/questions/65071/… . Not a simple solution by any means, but it's possible. – JM114516 Jan 27 '17 at 17:16