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Key Details of Inkscape

  • Give full scope to your imagination with highly extensible, professional-grade artistic and technical vector graphics
  • Last updated on 09/08/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Mac

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 31, 2015

Inkscape creates, converts, and edits images, applies filters and effects, and packs a host of brushes, stamps, templates, and tools. Inkscape can manage and modify layers, paths, and extensions, and its Help menu includes a manual, tutorials, FAQs, a Command Line option, and many more resources, not to mention the support and regular updates typical of open source projects.

Pros

Open source freeware: Developers and enthusiasts donate their time to keep Inkscape free and at the cutting edge of features and performance.

Layout: Inkscape's user interface has a familiar look, but it's not a Photoshop clone. For example, the scrolling spectral line (with color numbers) and axis display in the bottom panel not only set Inkscape's layout apart from Photoshop's but also improve upon it.

Extras: Inkscape has interesting features around every corner, like an XML Editor, input device configuration, and bitmap copies.

Cons

Not quite Photoshop: Inkscape is an impressive app that performs superbly, but it can't quite match Photoshop and similar software in features and extras.

Bottom Line

Inkscape is a strong performer, packed with features and extras, supported by a dedicated community, and totally free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1

  • Color-managed PDF export using Scribus.
  • Selectors and CSS dialog unhidden.
  • List all Colors in a document.
  • New preferences option to limit screen tearing while editing.
  • Crash and bug fixes.

General

Release September 8, 2020
Date Added September 8, 2020
Version 1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 466,394
Downloads Last Week 180
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Developer's Description

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, and direct XML editing. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development process, and by making sure Inkcape is easy to learn, to use, and to extend.