What is Inkscape?
Inkscape is an advanced vector graphics editor with capabilities that are similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Inkscape uses the standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format.
Vector graphics is a resolution-independent description of the actual shapes and objects that you see in the image. A rasterization engine uses this information to determine how to plot each line and curve at any resolution or zoom level.
This makes vector graphics especially great for print designs. You can scale your illustrations up and down without losing detail.
Object Creation Features:
- Pencil, Pen, and Calligraphy tools to draw paths
- Shape tools to create rectangles, ellipses, stars and polygons
- Advanced text tools
- Embed Bitmaps
- Clone tool
Object Manipulation Features:
- Affine transformations (moving, scaling, rotating, skewing), both interactively and by specifying exact numeric values.
- Group objects
- Robust Layer support. Hide, lock and display.
- Align, arrange and distribute.
- Fully anti-aliased display
- Alpha transparency support for display and PNG export
- Live watching and editing the document tree in the XML editor.
- A gradient editor capable of multi-stop gradients.
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Inkscape is made freely available for personal use. Source code and license information for product name can be found at the Inkscape Project Page.