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Inkscape Comments

Gets really slow

Comment by orestesgaolin
about Inkscape Apr 2016

Inkscape is a good software, but gets really slow when opening some more complicated files.



Comment by coth
about Inkscape Mar 2016

Has a good potential as an alternative to CorelDraw, but at the moment isn't much usable - very often crashes, poor skin and icons by default (yet you can replace GTK2 theme), all the nightmare of GTK2 (slow and misaligned UI, too wide sidebar in some localizations etc).

[Edited by coth, March 23]



Comment by mohammadghasemi
about Inkscape Jul 2015

Can pull some gnome dependencies Compile yourself to avoid them


Easy to automate raster to vector conversion.

Positive Comment by BjornR
about Inkscape Jan 2013

I use Inkscape to convert or redraw rastered images as vector images. It's easy to use, works on GNU/Linux and is totally free. I love it!


It's awesome. I don't know what I would do without it.Note: ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Inkscape Jun 2011

It's awesome. I don't know what I would do without it.

Note: I removed the tacky screenshot (why do people post crap like that?) and updated the logo


Incredible! Simple to use and crammed with features. Now al ...

Comment by Elmernite
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Incredible! Simple to use and crammed with features. Now all it needs is the ability to make .otf or .off fonts...


A comprehensive vector application but only works in X11 en ...

Comment by Maeric
about Inkscape Jun 2011

A comprehensive vector application but only works in X11 environment on a Mac; not natively. Here is a comparison with FreeHandMX:


Es muy bueno!!A mí me gusta más que el Corel Draw ...

Comment by Zipi34
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Es muy bueno!!

A mí me gusta más que el Corel Draw!!
I like the Inkscape that Corel Draw!


I use it a lot to make levels for the game Xmoto. it does a ...

Comment by Aaron
about Inkscape Jun 2011

I use it a lot to make levels for the game Xmoto. it does a really great job, and has a lot of nice features once you get used to it.


Best free vector editor available IMO. I just hate that it ...

Comment by monkeybear
about Inkscape Jun 2011

Best free vector editor available IMO. I just hate that it asks me to install X11 on my macbook I bought a year ago! For Windows and Linux, Inkscape all the way. For Mac, I think I'll just have to grab Illustrator.