Inkscape Reviews

Inkscape SVG not always cross platform but more pros than cons.

Positive Review by phillipsalf
about Inkscape Feb 2017

Great program, does things that Illustrator can't but it does fall over or die with bigger files.

Pros: colour picker way better than Illustrator
Pros: brilliant tiled clones feature
Pros: auto trace image more sensitive than illustrator
Pros: Love the spray gun!
Pros: easier path simplify and path manipulation tools
Pros: Easy resize document! Just try this in Illustrator....

Cons: no pressure sensitivity yet (illustrator brought this in years ago)
Cons: Can't handle big vector files, dies on some operations.
Cons: Funky SVG format.
Cons: Path manipulation (boolean / join / difference / exclusion etc not always predictable. Sometimes have to use layers to work - sometimes not.


Looks blurry on ratina display macbook pro -3 Helpful

Negative Review by digishpandya
about Inkscape Jul 2016

Is not usable on macbook pro as the UI and canvas is blurry.


Invest in Illustrator -3 Helpful

Negative Review by aliciavallario
about Inkscape Oct 2015

I downloaded this application on two separate occasions and on two different machines. The first was on my personal Mac to see how the freeware compared to Illustrator. When it bugged out on my Mac I assumed it was because I was using a roundabout way to get it to run and that was the problem. Fast forward to over a year later and I downloaded it again on a PC for work related projects. Turns out my original assumption was incorrect and this program is buggy all the way through.

The interface looks outdated
Handling is terrible
Guides don't lock
Objects don't snap
Crashes all the time
The layers feature is a pain to navigate

are just a few among a number of problems with this software. I worked with it for 3 months and was never able to over come these issues. If its just a learning curve its a big one.

It's impossible to get the professional quality work from this application that you can get with Illustrator. If you need a vector program for work or school, its no contest. Save yourself time and headache. Invest in illustrator.