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Inkscape 0.48.4

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Review

Are you a designer, illustrator or web creator? You deserve rewarding software. Inkscape is your new vector graphic software with open code and it's totally free. With all the necessary tools, Inkscape is able to create and pre-visualize smooth vector graphics to let you focus on your drawing and designing work.

Inkscape offers multiple options and solutions to get your work done. The developer’s website is full of learning resources, with tutorials, FACs, Videos and Tools and even there is a very active Inkscape community where you can share your drawings and receive tips from other users. With a nice an easy learning curve, Inkscape is a high quality and free solution for artistic work.

Multiple drawing tools (pencil, spiro…)
Multiple drawing tools (pencil, spiro…)

How to use

Inkscape is one of the best vector graphic software available open source. It was developed for and by designers. Inksoft is able to create graphics, icons, logos, illustrations, diagrams, graphic web and or maps, with the open standard SVG as native format from W3C, with professional results.

Inkscape is your new vector graphic software with open code that's totally free

Simple and intuitive interface, that is how Inkscape is presented and it is true. With multiple tool to fulfilled your artistic needs, the program is able to work over SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG files. Inkscape is consider as a serious competitor for software as Illustrator and CoredDraw. Thousands of users are collaborating together to make it possible.

Inkscape is a freeware software based on Software Freedom Conservancy‘s rules. You can collaborate with them to maintain Inkscape in so many ways. From donations, to helping them with the programming, testing or translating, everything you can offer to continue with the dream. The program used to update from time to time, with new tools and new features, and it is valid for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Inkscape 0.48.4 Features

Check the latest Inkscape features:

  • Multiple drawing tools (pencil, spiro…)
  • Text and form tools
  • Easy to use clone tool
  • Transform and group objects
  • Work with layers
  • Node Editor
  • Smooth visualization
  • Different exporting formats

For more information about Inkscape, before downloading, feel free to check the developer’s website. http://www.inkscape.org/

Transform and group objects
Transform and group objects

System requirements

Before downloading the software, please be sure that your computer fits the minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 2000 onwards; Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or higher; or Linux
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB RAM

Inkscape basically works on every computer, but the latest versions have some minimum requirements to run smoothly.

Pros
  • Very powerful for being freeware
  • Quite intuitive controls
  • Really active online community
Cons
  • Still far away from Corel Draw

USER REVIEWS

Inkscape Free and open source vector image editor review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Monday, August 4, 2014

Inkscpae is a free alternative to Adobe Illustrate(or other vector image program) the program allows for different forms of project creation including:

Paths

Rectangles

3d Boxes

Ellipses(circles)

Polygons

Text

and others

Some other great features include Object manipulation, Styling of objects, Rendering, and import/export are also available. Natively Inkscape is able to export to many different formats including some popular ones like PDF, PS, EPS, EPSi, AI as well as many others. With all of these export options you have great compatibility to work with other artists without having to pay large sums of money for software.

The easy to use interface allows for beginners and professionals alike to easily use the software once you know where everything is. The fact that it is readily available to most UNIX based Operating Systems including Windows and OS X gives it great availability.

In conclusion there is no real need to spend large sums of money on photoshopt or illustrator just to do some simple work or hobby style art.

Pros

  • Clean and easy to use interface
  • Readily available to most operating systems

Cons

  • Sometimes can be a little buggy around exporting(nothing that can't be handled)
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