Projects / Skencil


Sketch is a vector drawing program similar to CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator. It is written almost completely in Python with some modules written in C, combining the flexibility and power of Python with the speed of C. Advanced features include gradient fills, clip masks, text along a path, blend groups, convert text to curves, and more.

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Recent releases

  •  16 Jul 2005 21:41

    Release Notes: This release contains mostly bugfixes, the most important of which is that Skencil now works with Python 2.4. Other changes include improvements in the build process for some non-Linux systems and minor bugfixes for some import/export filters, most notably the SVG filters.

    •  25 Jan 2004 00:28

      Release Notes: The program has been renamed from "Sketch" to "Skencil". It has a new look with new icons and a new logo. New features include updates to the cgm and wmf import/export filters, font embedding in the Postscript output, RGB entry fields in the color selector, and support for Python 2.3, as well as a number of bugfixes.

      •  07 Feb 2003 21:46

        Release Notes: This release supports translucent raster images. This release also contains the import/export filter changes that were in the recent release of the stable branch (0.6.15).

        •  01 Feb 2003 23:29

          Release Notes: The CGM import/export filters have been updated. The SVG import filter handles a few more SVG tags. Sketch compiles cleanly with Tcl/Tk 8.4 now.

          •  21 Sep 2002 20:12

            Release Notes: This release contains new or updated translations for Brasilian Portuguese, Swedish, French, Spanish, and German. Filters for the CGM format were added. Quite a few bugfixes were also included.

            Recent comments

            01 Jun 2002 19:31 bcrowell

            works great!
            I'm very happy with Sketch. It's particularly helpful that it has such a compete set of input and output filters. My only complaint is that it was difficult to install.


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