Inkscape for Mac

Inkscape for Mac

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out of 9 votes

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  • Date Added:
    March 04, 2011
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.6 Intel

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5 stars

"A powerful SVG package with great tutorials"

September 25, 2013  |  By perrydc

 |  Version: Inkscape 0.48.2


1. Keyboard shortcuts for everything
2. Excellent tutorials
3. Converts pdfs, so you can use it with an iPad touch tablet program such as adobe ideas.


1. Like all vector programs, this is not intuitive (you must take the tutorials in the help menu)
2. Too many buttons
3. Line size formatting tools are buried


Unless you're prepared to shell out $600 for illustrator and another $200 with every upgrade, this is the best vector graphics tool available, on any platform. But you need to invest the time to learn the software through the tutorials that come with the program. If you try to figure it out as you go, you'll be frustrated and will miss many of the shortcuts that make an otherwise unwieldy interface workable. Here are my favorites:

Editing nodes - First convert a shape to editable nodes by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C, then select the node edit icon on the left.

Freehand drawing - use pencil tool for a rough sketch and then press Ctrl L (hit L several times rapidly) to smooth the line.

Removing or adding shapes together - select two shapes Ctrl + to join and Ctrl - to subtract one from the other (good for removing chunks from a shape or cutting holes in it). This will cut the top shape out of the bottom shape, so if you want them reversed, you must first change the z-order

Grouping - Ctrl g (or Ctrl u to ungroup)

Bring object up or down (z-order) - fn up or down arrow

manipulating objects - Ctrl up or down arrow, Ctrl < >, Ctrl [ ] are useful. Copy and paste an object and then use Ctrl ( ) to offset it.

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4 stars

"Very good and vector graphics"

December 01, 2012  |  By 65Johan

 |  Version: Inkscape 0.48.2


Vector graphic is coming. When you learn it and work with layers you will be a pro!


Very difficult to learn dispite the big manul

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.48.1
  • Shift will turn off snapping in the node tool. Bug #588628
  • Duplication of nodes in the node tool using Shift+D works again. Bug #555449
  • Changing all selected segments into straight lines in the node tool using Shift+L works again. Bug #532905
  • Changing the type of nodes to cusp will retract their handles only if all selected nodes are already cusp. This improves usability when working with selections that contain both cusp and smooth nodes.
  • Exporting of masks has been substantially improved in all Cairo-based output formats.
  • Several crash bugs in the node tool have been fixed. Bug #544599, Bug #591986, Bug #605575
  • Rulers are redrawn properly with recent versions of GTK. Bug #627134
  • Unlinking an orphaned clone no longer causes a crash. Bug #675309
  • Problems with extensions sometimes not working at all on Mac OS X have been fixed. Bug #482993
  • Inkscape should no longer crash due to missing icons at startup or when opening the document properties dialog. Bug #658055, Bug #651678
  • Shift-clicking on the top rounding handle of a rectangle will no longer cause a crash. Bug #680520
  • Inkscape builds correctly with recent versions of Poppler. Bug #676271
Publisher Bryce Harrington
Publisher web site
Release Date March 04, 2011
Date Added March 04, 2011
Version 0.48.1
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 77.43MB
File Name Inkscape-0.48.5%2BX11.dmg
Total Downloads 25,503
Downloads Last Week 77
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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