Inkscape 0.48.2

For those of you who need a free alternative and reliable alternative to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X, it never hurts to try Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector graphics software open source editor, with capabilities that are not much different with Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. What distinguishes the software Inkscape is Inkscape using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and XML-based W3C standard as the original format (native format).

Inkscape supports many features of advanced SVG (SVG advanced feature) as markers, clones, alpha bending, and much more, as well as interface design has a simple but functional. By using Inkscape, you can easily edit the node (node ​​editing), perform complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and others. In addition, this software tends to be developed for using the development (development) oriented community, where users and developers alike contribute to the development.

Unlike software bitmap / raster graphics editor like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, Inkscape storing images (graphic) in a vector format. Vector (vector graphics) is a type of computer graphics using the mathematical relationship (mathematical relationship) between the points on an image. Vector graphics are more flexible and clearer than the raster graphic or bitmap graphics, in which an image is made up of colored dots called pixels (pixels). Due to its mathematical functions, vector graphics do not have restrictions because it can be easily enlarged or reduced.

Although it is a vector graphics editor software, but Inkspace also be used to import and display bitmap images. Bitmap image that is inserted into a vector object in the picture, and you can perform as well as the manipulation of objects or other image, such as move (move), change (transform), clip, and others.

While Inkscape does not have features that are quite astonishing for a vector graphics editor software, but the latest version of this software provides basic vector graphics editing capabilities are quite complete, so Inkscape is recommended for all users. Latest version of Inkscape increase Cairo-based output format and fix some crash bugs found in the node tool.

Inkscape 0.48.2