Inkscape is a drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). The supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, it supports Creative Commons meta-data, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, and SVG XML editing. It also imports several formats like EPS, Postscript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
|Tags||Artistic Software multimedia Graphics Editors Vector-Based Desktop Environment GNOME|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X Windows Windows POSIX|
Release Notes: This release adds a new Gaussian Blur SVG filter. This allows you to softly and naturally blur any Inkscape objects, and enables a wide range of photorealistic effects such as shading, drop shadows, glows, etc. A history dialog allows you to browse your change history. There have been performance improvements to rendering speed, on the order of 2-3% in general. Compositing quality is also improved through the removal of banding seen in gradients.
Release Notes: This bugfix version fixed some crashes on Windows and Mac OS X along with packaging issues.
Release Notes: New features include the Layers dialog, support for clipping and masking, improved PDF export with transparency, configurable keyboard shortcuts, an innovative "node sculpting" capability in the Node tool, and the Outline mode. Significant gains were achieved in performance, especially in screen rendering and the Node tool. Noticeable user interface changes include docked color swatches, an interactive style indicator in the statusbar, a redesigned preferences dialog, a text toolbar, and new icons.
Release Notes: Connectors were added. Inkboard networked collaborative editing was implemented using Jabber. Tablet pressure and tilt sensitivity are now supported. Node editing was improved. New extensions include envelope distortion, whirling, and adding nodes. Precision was improved. Limits were expanded. Usability was improved. Several bugfixes were made. SVG compliance was enhanced with support for the viewBox element.
Release Notes: New features include flowed text, text selection, a gradient tool, effects, color swatches, colored clones, tile tracing, grid arrangement, baseline alignment, unclumping, better PS/EPS export, command line SVG analysis, better SVG/CSS compliance, Mac OS X support, and more.