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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 27, 2018
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Inkscape Review

Felix Cheng
A highly recommended freeware vector graphics editor that's packed to the brim with features
A review of Inkscape by Felix Cheng

Inkscape is a very powerful vector graphics editing application which creates vector graphics without much need for an advanced graphics artists to take control of the controls. That means that Inkscape can achieve amazing results in a matter of a few clicks without having to dive into complicated actions or messing about with the many tools on offer.

Thanks to the immense popularity of this vector graphics editor, there are literally tons of different Inkscape tutorials available online.

The types of files which this program can handle include many of the vector and non-vector image types professionals work with today. It includes a palette of different tools for drawing and adding shapes and lines. You're able to tweak each element you've added without having an effect on the overall composition of the image file. Drawing in Inkscape is especially easy for newcomers.

One of the best things about Inkscape is the wide selection of different filters and effects which are available with the program. Thanks to this, you can rapidly add textures, colours and personalization to objects which result in professional vector drawings... which can of course be importing into other programs capable of handling vector graphics like Illustrator or Photoshop.

Inkscape is also capable of working with PDF files and Adobe SVG graphics.

The Inkscape project is backed by a team of open-source programmers which means this program is free. The community does an excellent job of providing documentation and free tutorials.

Inkscape can add text to an image, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

Inkscape features and highlights:
  • Drawing: pencil tool pen tool, calligraphy tool
  • Shape tools: rectangles, ellipses , stars/polygons , spirals
  • Text tool
  • Embedded bitmaps
  • Clones
  • Affine transformations
  • Z-order operations
  • Grouping objects, with a way to "select in group" without ungrouping, or "enter the group" making it a temporary layer
  • Layers, with a way to lock and/or hide individual layers, rearrange them, etc; layers can form a hierarchical tree
  • Copying and pasting objects
  • Alignment and distribution commands
  • Node editing: moving nodes and Bezier handles, node alignment and distribution, etc.
  • Converting to path (for text objects or shapes), including converting stroke to pathd editing

Inkscape is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from graphics editors without restrictions. Inkscape 0.92.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This image editor software is filed under:
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  • Software Reviews
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Compatibility with this image editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Inkscape may be available from prokoudine.

Inkscape has been picked by our editors as very good.
Inkscape has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Inkscape 0.92.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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