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.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.



Supported Platforms 1 note on Inkscape's platform support

Mac Windows Linux Windows S BSD X11 MacPorts XQuartz

Platform comments

  • Mac “Requires XQuartz”

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Boolean operations Comma Separated Values Curve Manipulation High-res Vector GRPHX Support for Layers Live Path Effects Works Offline Over-The-Top (OTT) Path Filters Edit PDF SVG Editors UI customization Vector-like Vectorize raster images Add a feature


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boolean-operations comma-separated-values curve-manipulation high-res-vector-grphx illustration image-editing layer-support live-path-effects offline-access over-the-top path-filters pdf-editing pdf-editor svg svg-editing ui-customization vector-graphics vector-like vectorize-raster-images


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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!

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Images render with CPU rather than GPU on Linux (Nvidia Quadro w/ propriety drivers) so it's painfully slow compared to Illustrator on Windows :/

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