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Inkscape 1.0 now available with new features and a native macOS app

Inkscape 1.0 now available with new features and a native macOS app

over 2 years ago by IanDorfman

The development team behind Inkscape has officially released version 1.0 of the vector graphics editor after over three years of development.

In the news post announcing this major release, the team describes how it was only possible due to the volunteer developers that have ensured that Inkscape remains free and open source software. There were also 20 languages that the program was translated into in time for its 1.0 stable release.

Alongside to 20+ languages that Inkscape is now available in, the 1.0 release comes with several major additions to functionality, including new view modes, canvas mirroring and manipulation in freestyle drawing mode, support for line drawing vectorization, and new path effects. Other major implementations include support for PDF export (with clickable links and metadata) and web browser-compatible mesh gradients and flowed text.

The list of changes in this article is far from exhaustive; see more of them in the official release notes. Inkscape 1.0 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Further coverage: Inkscape news post

over 2 years ago by IanDorfman

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Snapcraft
  • Flathub
  • X11
  • MacPorts
  • XQuartz

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.