27 Jun

Open Source Software To Know: Inkscape

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source.

It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics.

Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software.

People use Inkscape as a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator. You can certainly bet that Inkscape fills the the needs easily.


Key features include object creation, object manipulation, fill and stroke, operations on paths, text support.

It also includes a pencil and pen tool, calligraphy tool, a shape tool for creating rectangles, ellipses, polygons, stars and spirals, rendering, a text tool, as well as embedded bitmaps and clone creator.

Additionally, the application allows the user to move, scale, rotate, skew, raise, lower, group and align objects, as well as to manipulate layers.

Other useful tools include path markers, dashed strokes, pattern fills, color selector, color selector, gradient editor, node editor, path converter and simplification, bitmap tracing, and boolean operations.

Inkscape works great on any operating system, it has all of the features of your favorite design software with none of the cost.

You can download Inkscape on your preferred device here: https://inkscape.org/en/download/

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