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Inkscape Review

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  1. What is Inkscape
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Inkscape?

Inkscape is an open source and free vector graphics software that features a unique format which is not natively found in other similar products such as Corel Draw, Xara X, Freehand, and Adobe Illustrator. Its features are presented through consistent, stable, and clear interface. The editor is also cross platform which allows it to smoothly run on MAC OS X, Windows, and Linux architecture. It is versatile and flexible and provides users with various tool tips with useful information in them. Inkscape also utilizes SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) which is regarded as a great format for designing and creating banners and logos or other media that were modified in vector mode. The reason for that being is that SVG format allows graphic designers and others in the field of branding/marketing, web graphics, CAD/engineering, and cartooning to make graphics that are capable of scaling to any size without losing its original quality. The development of the platform is community-oriented and open source which means that users can use and distribute it without any charge and they can also take a peek in its source code and further develop it. Other features of interest are object creation and manipulation, path operations, rendering, file formats, and text support.

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Inkscape features

Main features of Inkscape are:

  • Drawing, Shape, Calligraphy, Pencil and Pen Tools
  • Path Simplification with Variable Threshold
  • Bitmap Tracing
  • Boolean Operations
  • File Formats
  • Fully anti-aliased Display
  • Grouping Objects
  • Layers
  • Node Alignment and Distribution
  • Node Editing
  • Node Movement
  • Object Manipulation
  • Objection Creation
  • Path Insetting and Outsetting
  •  SVG format file generation and editing
  • Text Support
  • Text To
  • Tranformations
  • Z-order operations
  •  “As you drag” rendering of objects during interactive transformations

Inkscape Benefits


The benefits of Inkscape are its comprehensive node editing functionalities, object creation tools, and support for generating and editing SVG format files. Here are more details:

Node editing

One of the most outstanding features that Inkscape offers is the node editing functionality. Nodes serve as the frameworks which show how vector graphics are made. They are also associated with various mathematical operations. Nodes allow designers and artists to manipulate vectorized images, graphics, and objects.

There are various node editing tools that Inkscape is equipped with. Many of them are for moving nodes such as the tools for inserting nodes in between segments, deleting nodes, joining or breaking the path of selected nodes and end-nodes and making selected nodes curve and symmetrical. There are also tools for adding new segments, making selected nodes a corner, making selected segments line, and a lot more.

Object creation

Object creation functionality provides a highlight to the features like pencil tool, calligraphy tool, text tool, shape tool, and drawing tool. Pencil tool is used for freehand drawing while the pen tool is ideal for making a straight line and Benziar curves. Calligraphy tool is chosen for works involving an application of freehand drawing by using filled paths representing calligraphic strokes. The text tool is for full-on canvas editing and multi-line texts. Bitmaps of objects can be embedded as well by using a particular command. All these features enable users to maximize their creativity and improve their artistic skills at the same time.

SVG format support

Inkscape is an ideal application for generating SVG formats as well as editing them. It also enables users to watch and edit their document tree, live, through the XML editor. It can export various formats like OpenDocument Drawing, PNG, PDF, PostScript, EPS, and sk1 by utilizing the command line options provided. This empowers users to work with graphics and artworks that are in need of high scalability.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Inkscape Integrations

The following Inkscape integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

No information provided.

Customer Support


Pricing Plans

Inkscape pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
Free Plan