Inkscape 0.48.5-2 / 0.91 Pre 2

A free and open-source graphics editor that enables you to to work with scalable vector graphics files from within a user-oriented workspace
Inkscape is a fully-featured vector graphics editor that comes as an alternative to popular applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Xara Xtreme and other similar apps.

Complete vector graphics editing app for designers and graphic artists

With Inkscape’s help you can start your design with a doodle, sketched mind map or photo and transpose it into a professional-grade design format that is easily ready for print or web publication.

Vector design is the favored image creation method for illustrations, logos, banners and art that required high scalability. The toolset and feature list that comes with Inkscape manages to cover the needs of a wide variety of industries, from web graphics and cartooning to engineering and marketing.

Effortlessly handle and transform your objects using the featured tools

What is more, Inkscape makes it easy for you to create and manipulate objects, as well as render and export your projects to file formats that are suite for commercial printer rooms and web browsers.

Thanks to the pencil tool you have the option to create freehand drawings with simple paths while the pen tool enables you to create straight lines and Bézier curves. You also have access to a calligraphy tools that helps you draw using filled paths representing calligraphic strokes.

Drawing various shapes like rectangles with or without rounded corners, ellipses, starts, polygons and spirals could never be easier thanks to featured shape tools. You also have the option to create and embed bitmaps of selected objects and insert multi-line text.

Place your objects in layers and group them according to your needs

Moreover, Inkscape helps you move, scale, rotate and skew your objects both interactively and based on exact numeric values. In addition, you can group objects and lock, hide and rearrange layers with just a couple of mouse clicks.

The built-in color selector and color picker tool enables you to pick and find the desired color using the RGB, CMYK, CMS or color wheel.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 17th, 2014


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file size:
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developed by:
inkscape.org
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
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What's New in version 0.91 Pre
  • Cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • Major improvements in the Text tool, typography extensions
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Application description

Inkscape is an useful drawing application with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses ...

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