Download Inkscape: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

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Download Inkscape, 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. Slashdot says that Inkscape is bigger, better and faster with the new Inkscape 0.44 release…

What is vector graphics?
In contrast to raster (bitmap) graphics editors such as Photoshop or Gimp, Inkscape stores its graphics in a vector 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.

Inkscape aims is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards and to develop an active user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. Read the release notes. Download Inscape now.

While Inkscape does not have all the features of the leading vector editors, the latest versions provide for a large portion of basic vector graphics editing capabilities. Read more in FAQ.


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