Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.
The design process may begin by doodles on a napkin, a sketched mindmap, a photo of a memorable object, or a mockup in software which really wouldn’t work to complete the project. Inkscape can take you from this stage to a final, professional-grade design format which is ready for publication on the web or in physical form.
- Drawing: pencil tool, pen tool, and calligraphy tool.
- Shape tools: rectangles, ellipses, stars/polygons, and spirals.
- Text tool.
- Embedded bitmaps.
- Clones including a tool to create patterns and arrangements of clones
|Category||Photos and Graphics|
|Supported Platforms||Linux, macOS, Windows|
Getting Started with Inkscape