Knotter is a highly configurable interlace designer. Interlace patterns are a kind of design historically used as a decorations in many places and by different cultures (some examples are Celtic knotworks and Islamic interlaces). Knotter aims to allow its user to design such patterns in an intuitive way and to provide easy ways to integrate the result into external general-purpose graphic software. For this purpose, designs created within Knotter can be saved in a custom human-readable format and exported as Scalable Vector Graphics and in a wide number of raster image formats.
|Tags||Graphics editor Celtic knot|
|Operating Systems||Cross Platform|
|Implementation||C++ Qt 4 Qt 5|
|Translations||English Czech Italian Russian|
Libre Graphics World made a post about many of the newest features in Knotter. http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/celtic-knot-designs-are-easy-with-knotter-0.9
Release Notes: The plugin infrastructure has been gretly improved. There are now plugins that allow easy interactions with external programs and an online plugin repository accessible from Knotter itself. This release also has an improved user interface and several bugfixes.
Release Notes: This release adds more user interface customization, better style handling, and new plugins.
Release Notes: This release has been focused mostly on improving the plugin facilities. This has led to a better infrastructure for creating and managing plugins, and several new pre-installed plugins were added. Other changes include a more polished user interface and improved editing tools. Many bugs have been fixed.
Release Notes: The scripting interface has been greatly improved. As a result there are new pre-installed plugins. The new plugins allow you to create a large base knot with minimal effort. A new "Toggle Edges" tool that allows you to add and remove edges with a single click was added. Some minor new features include the option to turn antialiasing off to improve performance, an option to keep the knot style between sessions, and support for background images in exported images. Several bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: The most notable changes are the ability to add multiple borders to the knot and a plugin interface to create custom cusp shapes. This version contains several bugfixes, as well.