Inkscape
Inkscape 0.48.2
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Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple
What's New
Version 0.48.2:

Stability and bugfix release. For a complete list of bugs fixed in 0.48.2, see the Launchpad milestone page.

Important bugfixes

  • PDF/EPS+LaTeX export should give better spacing around figures now ("%" was added after each line in the TeX file) Bug #643849 Bug #687344
  • Inkscape 0.48 crashes in sp_stroke_style_line_update() when drawing with opened "Fill and Stroke" dialog. Bug #629363
  • Inkscape coredumps on opening SVG files with gradients (FreeBSD amd64). Bug #743530
  • Gradients crashing Inkscape 0.48 on OpenBSD/FreeBSD (amd64). Bug #778441
Known issues
  • Extensions do not work on OSX Lion.
  • Tablets do not work properly on Windows.
Version 0.48.2:

Stability and bugfix release. For a complete list of bugs fixed in 0.48.2, see the Launchpad milestone page.

Important bugfixes

  • PDF/EPS+LaTeX export should give better spacing around figures now ("%" was added after each line in the TeX file) more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Apple's X11 windowing environment





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Inkscape User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Thomas-Duvrai reviewed on 18 Apr 2014
A NATIVE version that does not require X11 is coming and the developers need our input! The quite stable "experimental" builds are here:
https://code.launchpad.net/~suv-lp/inkscape/osxmenu

I'm an Illustrator user and now I'm happily learning Inkscape. Quite frankly, while nothing can compete against free, this app is really outdoing itself, and with a bit of creativity the possibilities are endless. While some things are more easily done in Illustrator, others are definitely easier in Inkscape.

Oh, and did I mention that this is without a doubt the best native SVG editor out there...
[Version 0.48.2]


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Elizabeth Gallagher reviewed on 23 Apr 2013
I downloaded Inkscape about 12 months ago so maybe it has improved since then but I ended up deleting it off my iMac because it lagged out when I tried to open any eps file that was larger than 700 pixels.

I wrote to the developers and they confirmed that it cannot handle "large" files without lag issues and as all I wanted to do was edit some purchased eps files then, it was useless to me.

As I say, maybe they have improved on this but its quite important to be able to work with vector files that are large because isn't that the point of vector (?) that they can be re-sized to large files without losing quality?
[Version 0.48.2]


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Dannis reviewed on 21 Jan 2013
This is good as a free app, but it always be a bit hard to use for me. I have tried a few other apps in Mac OSX including iDraw, logo designer and iVinci, and finally found that iVinci is my most favorite, I can always finish my ideas as quickly as possible. The new version support gradient mesh and colored trace, it's really an App with great potentials.
[Version 0.48.2]


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Aaanouel reviewed on 15 Nov 2012
I just waited a long time for it to create the main window... and it did, but presented a WINDOWS window!!! Like watching an old PC from the nineties, LOL!!! Ridiculous! ... so I just QUITTED and DELETED IT
It may work quite well but I refuse to use such as PC like dinosaur.
[Version 0.48.2]

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Gustavo Reis replied on 21 Nov 2012
You're really a dummy old and doesn't know nothing about computing. Inkscape codes ARE NOT based on Windows, they're based on Xorg and Linux codes. Inkscape can't be native of Mac because it's an open source and can't use closed Objective-C and Cocoa codes. Apple doesn't allow the developer to use Objective-C and Cocoa codes as open source.

Get iDraw, dummy daddy.
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--marc replied on 01 Dec 2012
"from the nineties" ... yeah, somewhat accurate for X11.

"PC" ... not so much, more like Anti-Windows-PC Open Source *nix.

Inkscape is one of the very few *native* SVG editors on OS X. Other editors import and export SVG. The import/export SVG editors generally have issues with something not quite right in the SVG files. The Inkscape file format *is* SVG.

So, even with user interface quirks, InkScape (IMHO) is worthwhile contribution as an (1) open source, (2) scriptable and (3) native SVG editor.
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ChristopherPrice reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
This seems like a capable application on it's own. Typical of programs of this sort, the depth of features and advanced methods of illustration professionals makes the tool seem overly complex to casual users like me. This feels like a pro tool and possibly an alternative to Adobe Illustrator. If you are not a pro, I would suggest you look at Sketch, which is much more intuitive for non-pro users.

Something that will be very important to many would-be users is that this tool is not a native Mac app. It does not look or operate like a native app. It requires X11, which is a *NIX window system.

If you are comfortable with apps like Gimp, I think you would be happy with this too. Otherwise, you may want to try some of the Similar Software suggestions above.
[Version 0.48.2]


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hubi_onmac reviewed on 10 Dec 2011
Just found out that Inscape can also be used via the command line, so batch converting svg to pdf is just one line of code away =)
[Version 0.48.2]


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flatop reviewed on 03 Dec 2011
CrashoMatic--Its probably meant for home use on PCs--dont waste you time with it.
[Version 0.48.2]

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Aaanouel replied on 13 Nov 2012
You are right!
I just wait for it to create the main window... and it did presented a WINDOWS window!!! Like watching an old PC from the nineties, LOL!!! Ridiculous!
... so I just QUITTED and DELETED IT
It may work quite well but I refuse to use such as PC like dinosaur.
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Mark Lee reviewed on 27 Apr 2011
Slow, buggy. Doesn't open half of my eps 8.0 files. Worst thing ever.
[Version 0.48.1]

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Myschizobuddy replied on 27 May 2011
inkscape by default cannot open eps files. you need to install gostscript and ps2pdf
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Mark Lee replied on 18 Oct 2011
Thanks, Captain Obvious. Even if it did, it would still be the worst vector drawing app, because it's slow and buggy. Ugly, as well.
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Diogo Cocharro reviewed on 30 Jan 2011
It is freeware and does very well the job, congrats!
[Version 0.48.0]


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Davebarnes reviewed on 08 Jan 2011
I really wanted to like Inkscape. But, when I surfed to http://inkscape.org/ I saw the classic open source homepage that does NOT ENTICE ME to use it.

The biggest problem I have with open source software is that no one gives a crap about MARKETING.
[Version 0.48.0]

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Sesquipedalian replied on 03 Feb 2011
That is a very weak reason to rate software poorly. Unless you have a comment on the actual software itself, why bother the rest of us by posting such inanities?
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Mumunol replied on 03 Feb 2011
So marketing is responsible for all your choices Barnes Dave! Happy life Barnes Dave!
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Cghez replied on 04 Feb 2011
Davebarnes mode of rating is obviously silly and gratuitous. Should be removed.
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Lumac52 replied on 05 Feb 2011
Yes, I'm with Davebarnes. I always prefer crappy software that is heavily marketed and expensive. The last thing I would want is good software that is free and open source.
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lemon-kun replied on 14 Oct 2012
OK, you're a professional – after reading your terrible comment I checked your MU profile and clicked your website. Haha, a marketing website! Well, got me…

However, your comment should be removed from MU for being an ad…
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DP-G4-450Guy had trouble on 05 Feb 2007
As a follow-up check, I re-installed 0.44x and it ran fine - so, either we've got an Intel-only build tagged as universal, or the system requirements are wrong, or 0.45-1 as posted has a bug (at least for Panther.)
[Version 0.45-1]



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Sos-Ufo rated on 09 Jan 2013

[Version 0.48.2]



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M-Rick rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 0.48.0]



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Aragorn07 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 0.48.0]


Downloads:213,994
Version Downloads:59,587
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Free
Date:05 Sep 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development


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