Software Freedom Conservancy

Inkscape


4.5 / 5
48 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

The Inkscape application is used by design professionals across a wide variety of industries (marketing/branding, engineering/CAD, web graphics, cartooning).


Average Ratings

48 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Free download.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Software Freedom Conservancy
  • inkscape.org
  • United States

About Inkscape

Open-source vector graphics tool with object creation and manipulation, rendering, text support, fill and stroke functionality.


Inkscape Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Editor
  • Image Tracing
  • Rendering
  • Templates

Inkscape Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The best open source option for creating vector graphics

Dec 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: If you're looking to 'create' vector graphics, InkScape is very straightforward and simple to use. It has a well-arranged menu system and it allows you to do any 2D graphic that you'd otherwise create using expensive programs like Illustrator.

It runs on most platforms - for me I need to use it on Windows and Ubuntu and it works without a flaw.

It supports layers but you don't really need it since you can easily re-edit every single object even on the same layer.

The fact that the files created are as SVGs allows the images to be directly opened on all modern web browsers.

I truly admire the work of the developers here as this is a great open source program and you can just download it for free.

Cons: These are the main drawbacks of InkScape:

1. You can only export images as PNG files if you need bitmap exports. Not even JPEG is possible.

2. 3D graphics are not possible.

3. Saving as other formats or importing from AI files is not always great. It seems a little buggy.

4. There is no way to know if your colours are print or screen-friendly. This is something that you find important especially for printing logos and art work.

Despite these drawbacks, I always choose it as I find it very comfortable working with it.

Overall: Compared to the minor setbacks, I recommend InkScape for all vector drawings.

Great Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Inkscape is a vector software that allows you to make clean logos, illustrations, infographics, etc. I only just downloaded this program about a week ago but I've already used it in my freelance illustration job. The other program I had been using was Gimp, another free software. But Gimp wasn't allowing me to create basic shapes. So I was able to save the file I was working on in Gimp as a .pdf file and then bring it over to Inkscape where I added boxes that were perfectly resizeable and did not anchor after you made them. I was able to go back and adjust the color of the boxes and also add and format text within them. It was beautiful.

Inkscape is part of GNU which is the Free Software Movement put in place for just that-- freedom of software, bringing people from all walks of life into an equal platform. So that is why I chose to pair my previous Gimp software with this free Inkscape software as they are part of GNU Systems. Actually, Inkscape borrows some tools and coding from GIMP making it so easy and natural to jump between the two programs in one project. I'd go as far as to say that Inkscape is to Gimp what Adobe Illustrator is to Adobe Photoshop. Each is needed in it's own capacity, each tackle the same job at different angles.

Cons: This is purely asthetic but one thing I was slightly put off by was the white layout. When I first logged into the program, it reminded me of Sticky Notes on my computer. It didn't have that Adobe-esque feel that Gimp had with basically the same dark design. It just didn't feel like it could hold up to creating numerous graphic layers and really tricky tool maneuvers. While obviously it is not Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape seems like it has a lot of essential features to pair up with Gimp, that when these two free programs are paired, the result is very similar to Adobe Suite products. It is a bit different in the tools area as AI. I wasn't able to figure out how to move objects onto different layers. It wasn't as intuitive as AI or Gimp, for that matter.

Overall: Overall, this program is great when paired with a paint program, something to support the vector. Gimp was really good to pair with it. I would definitely recommend

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Feature-filled, cross-platform stable vector graphics software

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Interface is quite similar enough to CorelDraw and Illustrator that using Inkscape is quite intuitive.

In the last few years, Inkscape has improved dramatically and it is now able to create complex, very large drawings.

Inkscape is dedicated to open standards to avoid proprietary vendor lock-in. The software is free to download and use- this is essential for grad students working on a budget. Open source software helps ensure that people have access to excellent software tools irrespective of their capability to pay.

Inkscape is cross-platform software- a fact that allows the use of Inkscape on Windows, Mac, or Linux and ensures that Inkscape documents can be opened on all computers. This is useful in organizations where various people must work together on documents, but may be using different operating systems.

Cons: Inskcape cannot flawlessly import CorelDraw documents. This is very much understandable and is mainly the fault of Corel for having proprietary formats that ensure users are locked-in to their product line.

Inkscape currently lacks the ability to create multiple page documents. If it could, I would use it exclusively for layout and typesetting of brochures and posters.

Overall: I have been using Inkscape since 2008 to create drawings, emblems, and documents since 2008. Inkscape's open-source file format and codebase ensure that Inkscape will be around for many years to come. I would venture to guess that Inkscape will someday become an industry accepted format simply because it will be increasingly adopted by citizens, civil society organizations and local governments that support the principles of open-source software

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A free and standard software for producing Vector art

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is one of the standard softwares, and this makes it easy to find information and tutorials online, which facilitates understanding how it works. It also provides a few tutorials with the program itself, which is always good to have. It is also free, and open-source, so users can develop and change it if they need to. The webpage has quite a few suggestions regarding tutorials and key-bindings, which is great to have as a new user.

The functionalities are quite extensive and useful, allowing users to produce shapes and lines that can be easily altered using nodes, without losing any of their quality. It has many predetermined shapes, but also has a few tools that allow users to draw the shapes they need. Pre-determined shapes can also be modified by the user to fit what they need. There are also countless options to work with regarding colors, gradients, position changes, grouping, selection, etc. There is even a selection tool that allows the user to select similar objects by their color or shape! It also allows to save the files in standard formats that can later be sent to others, or used in programs like Photoshop, which is a great option to have in case any further modification is needed that cannot be done in Inkscape itself.

Overall, it has great tools that facilitate work quite nicely for users, both regular and new to the software.

Cons: It is not very aesthetic-looking, and it can be a bit difficult to follow the tutorials, since many of its tools seem to have been moved around, and had their key-bindings changed, in later versions. This makes it hard for new users to find the tools or options they need for each piece, and can actually generate a lot of confusing when you start working with it.

Overall: I have really liked using it to produce logos and other vectorized images, since it has quite a lot of options that facilitate work. I would really recommend it to anyone interested in practicing vector art, especially if you cannot afford the more expensive softwares, since this one has all you could need to start.

Very useful tool to create figures and diagrams fast and effectively!

Aug 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this tool regularly at work to help me create visuals for my technical reports, whether it be a free body diagram or an image depicting the layout of my assemblies. Inkscape has many useful features, with my favorite being the "Layer" option which allows you to create layers to draw on that can be above or below the beginning layer. This feature allows you to add in certain figures in the background or foreground without having to restart the entire drawing. Another useful tool is the Grid View which displays the entire sheet in a grid like style. This is preferred to me as my drawings are usually needed to be relatively precise and having the grid style helps to ensure that.

Cons: There is not much I can say negatively about this software. It is open source and there are many tutorials online to help you create figures, making it all around an excellent decision for a drawing tool. It lacks some of the more advanced features you would get in PhotoShop but there are little tricks you can do to get around.

The top free vectoring software!

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like this software. I was looking for a free software to create the covers of my books and vectorize the images for use online. This software has never let me down in this regard. It is very rich in features that are also very easy to handle. It is available in several languages. It is the best software for novices on vectoring software and retouching photos or images.

Cons: Not enough keyboard shortcuts with this software (which is frustrating to try to do things fast enough). In addition, the software uses a lot of resources, which can have adverse consequences for weak computers.

Overall: I use this software for two years to design all the covers of my books, my Instagram and Facebook post and ads. Also I vectorize all the images for my blogs with ease and excellent results. I would recommend it to people without hesitation, but first you have to invest time in learning via videos that are easily found on the web!

Free (and very effective) alternative to Illustrator and Corel Draw

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This application is easy to learn and to use.

It employes the same mechanism of Corel Draw for modifying form and when I started to use it, this feature was very helpful.

In addition you can install on every operating system.

The web and youtube are full of tutorial to learn it in no time

Cons: The ability to edit a bitmap inside the application (at least basic functions) would be very appreciated.

Now you have to use an external application

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Flexible free vector illustration software

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I have to admit, open source software is always intriguing to me. When it works well that is all the better.

One of the best features is the conversion tool for taking my black and white line art from a photo and turning it into a quality vector image.

Another great feature is the active blur. With it, I can blur lines and shapes until I get exactly what I want. There is no intermediate step of choosing a number or checking a preview box before applying it.

The software is being actively worked on, and improved. That is a huge plus when looking at open source software of any kind.

Cons: It may be a bit of a bother for some to run it on a Mac. It runs great but it requires Quartz to be installed and then it runs in that. I have used it on Mac PC and Linux with no noticeable differnces.

The interface may be clunky at times, but I'm more concerned with how the tool works than how it looks.

Overall: I have used Inkscape for personal and professional illustrations. I have used it to convert line drawings to vector files for logo and clipart creation. A few hard to open PDFs have even been accessed by Inkscape when I needed to get to something inside.

Free Tool For Vector Art

Dec 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: First and foremost, I love that this product has always been free to users. I am a freelance digital artist who is self-taught and this program has been a life-saver. Once you get used to the program, it is so easy to use to create all types of vector art and graphics for your digital art needs. Once you have begun to understand how to use this program, it is definitely worth having around.

Cons: The worst thing about this program is that there is a steep learning curve especially for beginning graphic artists. This program does not come with tutorials to help you to understand how to use the tools within it to create the designs you seek. However, there are a ton of really amazing free tutorials on how to best use this program online.

Does 95% of vector based competitors for FREE

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Inkscape isn't easy to pick up and learn but neither are any of the other vector-based graphic design software programs. For free, Inkscape really can't be beat. If you need to learn how to do something, the community is all over and you can search online with multiple examples displayed by contributors.

Cons: Very seldomly the software would crash when I started up. This seems to have been fixed.

Overall: I always recommend beginners wanting to learn vector-based software to start with Inkscape because it can do it all and is completely free.

Ease of use

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: For free graphics software, this is one of the best. Easy to use, lots of function and add on features. I use the create path function to create dxf and svg files for laser engraving and cutting.

Cons: Not a lot to not like about this software. A better way to control contrast would be nice.

Steep learning curve but impressive functionality for a free solution

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The price: free is hard to beat

Extensibility-there are lots of scripts and workflows available online

Full-featured

Community support - lots of helpful blogposts, forum posts and YouTube videos

Cons: The learning curve is steep at first

Occasional limitations or glitches in programming

No official support, just forums and YouTube videos

Struggles to open Adobe files

Overall: I occasionally do design work, but it isn't a large enough part of my job to justify paying for Creative Cloud. Inkscape is a robust vector-design tool that allows me to create and modify designs in a cost-effective way. We've used Inkscape for logos, infographics, t-shirt design and even design elements for photo-based advertisements.

There are occasional glitches and drawbacks (most notably in our case, a font that Inkscape struggles to load correctly) and there's no official support, which can cause significant delays in problem-solving while you scan YouTube and forums to find a video or post that explains a solution for your problem. Also, while Inkscape claims to be able to open EPS and AI files, I've never been able to open them.

While there are other options that may be better supported, more intuitive, and can handle files more flexibly, Inkscape is an absolute gift of freeware, and is capable of handling almost all vector-based design use cases that come up for small businesses or cash-strapped nonprofits. It is more than capable of professional-quality design.

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Unleash the Artist in you

Dec 02, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a fully loaded piece of software, if you're looking to create some drawings in various different types of format (SVG is my favourite) this is for you. This is basically Illustrator for the poor man as it comes for the bargain price of nothing - you gotta love a great piece of freeware and this is one of them.

Cons: If you have no experience in drawing software (where I started) it takes a little while to get the hang using Inkscape as it feature packed - but there are tons and tons of online tutorials to get you going.

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The best free vectoring software Ive ever used!

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love this software. I was after a free piece of software to initial try my hand at vector designing logos and images for online use. This software has never let me down in that respect. There is so much functionality, and it is really easy to get to use. It can be quite daunting for those not familiar with this type of software, but its still pretty easy to pick up with a little investment of time to learn properly.

Cons: I have been unable to use keyboard shortcuts with this software as it is installed via XQuartz (which is frustrating when trying to do things relatively quickly). Also, the software uses quite a lot of resources which can take its toll on lower end machines.

Overall: I've been able to design vector-based images for blogs and online use with ease, and excellent results. Would definitely recommend this for people to try, but need to invest some time in learning first!

Why I use Inkscape and love it

Jan 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I'm always learning new things and Inkscape is one of them.

I've found Inkscape easy to use and easy to learn

There is a lot of online support teaching you how to use Inkscape

It cost nothing to acquire (Its free)

I use inkscape a lot in my business to design and create "very professional" looking projects, etc

It doesn't stress or slow down my 4 GB, Win 8.1 , 1.8 Ghz Celeron computer

Cons: I cant say that there is anything I don't like about Inkscape.

I've heard it has some limitations however I haven't experienced any for what I have been doing

Overall: I use inkscape to create posters for my business, recently I used it to create a calander and landscape plans for my property

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Inkscape Hiromy

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: clean interface, easy and hassle-free, I like the compatibility with other editing programs, I am used to the use of vectors and its use in several platforms not only in Windows but also in Linux and IOS, without removing functionality in any way.

Cons: I have no complaints about this program, I like it as it is.

Overall: I use it as a reinforcement when it comes to making personal drawings, which is what I really use it in, it helps me to give final details as well as it is a nothing heavy program which allows me to use it in work computers.

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Nathaly Inkscape

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the simple way it has to make the strokes, how they are modified and the resolutions of the drawings, allows export / import of other programs. the use of the layers and the different brushes, the little that weighs and that is for all platforms, Windows, Linux and IOS.

Cons: I have no complaints regarding this program and check with other friends who use it and are very satisfied.

Overall: I use this program in my spare time to design or vectorize some handmade drawings.

Great FREE vector software!

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use Inkscape for designing cut files for my Etsy shop. There is so much versatility in the program; design options are endless. Best of all, it's free!

Cons: I wouldn't recommend this to new users, unless you're comfortable experimenting and learning on your own.

Overall: Overall experience is great; I love the versatility of this program. Being powerful AND free, it has helped my (very) small business save money and offer unique products.

One of the most valuable tools for designers

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There is a long list, It's open source! and free! The files are extremely light, it can be used other like AI or even browsers that can reading SVG files, sumarizing there is a huge sinergy with a lot of others softwares.

Cons: There is a learning curve, but you can access the a lot of tutorials! there is a lot their in the internet.

Ease of creating vector graphics

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I loved the simple intuitive toolbar located at the side of the page and it is rather easy to create anything you want. The bitmap to svg and pdf import functions are great for me!

Cons: The lack of a pen or a simple shape creator like a drag to adjust rectangle.

Overall: I needed to find a software that can give me musical symbols in clear vector graphics which I can include in my word documents so each symbol takes me around a minute to complete and it allows me to convert entire pages of a pdf file into svg too!

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Decent free software

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the flexibility and usability of the software. I can import and export at full resolution though you need a solid computer for large files. It has a lot of different functions that you see in photo shop yet not as advanced so it's a good point between paint and ps

Cons: It sometimes is glitchy. There are times when I see extra lines or patches I didn't create thinking it's just a glitch I've exported it and it shows up. Also if you're working with a large amount of individual objects like a "spray" it slows the whole thing down

Overall: It's a really easy software to learn and gives you an open door into more advanced softwares like adobes illustrator or photoshop

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Excellent open source image editing software for vector graphics

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about Inkscape is that it's fairly easy to use and it offers all of the features I need for free.

Cons: The only issue I've had so far with Inkscape is that there are some file formats that it doesn't support. I was able to find ways around this issue by converting files to a usable format, but it would be nice if the files were supported within the software.

Overall: I mainly use GIMP for any image editing that I do but when it comes to creating and editing vectors and logos I've found Inkscape to be easier to use than GIMP. There are some things that GIMP is capable of doing but it would take much more time to do in GIMP versus Inkscape.

Free and wide range of capabilities

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: One of the best things about this software is it is free, so you won't have to worry about getting the premium version. Also, it is very easy to learn with the interface provided, so you'll get more editing done.

Cons: If there's one thing I would suggest to improve, it is the wide variety of the tools to achieve more editing goals, otherwise, this is great for many editing projects already!

The BEST -- Inkscape Review

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's Free! and it works incredibly well! This tool is almost identical to Illustrator for no cost at all and you just cannot beat that.

Cons: It lacks some of the support of its adobe counterparts, but there are plenty of tutorials online (both provided by the Inkscape and by 3rd parties) to makeusing it a breeze.

Overall: We have been able to design variations of our logo for sub features or events that we put on

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Great alternative to Illustrator at a lower cost!

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is great software for designers with lower budget!

Cons: It does lack a few features that Adobe Illustrator provides but at a much different price point so I have no complaints!

Overall: I use Inkscape at work for my graphic design business.

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A good start

Oct 13, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite feature is the accessibility, having access to free software. Other programs, with very similar functionalities, have a huge price tag attached to it. Inkscape is great to learn the ropes of vector designing. If you are required to use another software at a job, like Illustrator, making the transition shouldn't bee to difficult.

Cons: Can't export as .jpeg and doesn't support .eps format, but I'm pretty sure there are plugins for that. I'm also not a huge fan of how the interface looks, but that's minor.

Great for high school math teachers

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Can create 3D shapes that even shade in areas, can create graphs to any specification, can even do curves in graphs. Just about anything a high school Geometry teacher would need to create can be done in Inkscape.

Cons: There is a learning curve to it. Once you learn the secrets things go quite smoothly, but it can take a bit to learn all the secrets. I recommend finding some tutorials on Youtube to get yourself started. While Geogebra will link seamlessly to my Smartboard, Inkscape currently does not.

Overall: Overall I enjoy this program for my high school math classes. I have several "stock" shapes and graphs created that I can modify quickly for specific needs. It is a nice tool to have in my back pocket for when I need something, and need it quickly.

The best free vector editor

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's a great free vector editor which is as powerful and functional as it's commercial competitors.

Cons: Development is slow, updates are rare. CMYK isn't supported properly.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the vast range of options for editing!!!

Cons: More tutorials!!! Would love to see more video tutorial help!

Inkscape, a real alternative for vectorial drawing

Aug 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use

Supported by a great community

Can works with industry's patterns

There are a lot of documentation and tutorials

Cons: Some tools are no too intuitive

Can't export to JPEG (at least, without plug-ins)

Overall: I have used this tool for a lot of years, and during all this time has covered all my requirements. It allow me to share my work in svg with another applications and programs (for example, when I need to take my work for impression). It's useful for preparing web layouts and for the desing of UIX templates.

An awesome free alternative to Illustrator

Dec 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's very powerful and allows you to do almost anything that Illustrator would do, but without the investment.

Cons: It's not as mature as Illustrator in features, and doesn't have the range of quality plugins. But still, for the price it's a great application.

Inkscape, the best alternative to other paid illustrating software

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Other popular programs are paid and never were cheap. However, Inkscape takes the cake and, for me, it is the best even among other free vector design software. It proves the fact that being open source or free is not synonymous of low quality. In summary, it is a free, powerful and versatile vector editor.

Cons: It does not have the Pantone palette, possible problems of compatibility with some files, it does not preview effects and filters, and some minimum functions are not available compared to other programs.

Best Adobe Illustrator alternative

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's free and gets the job done to make some nice vector graphics

Cons: The UI can be a little bit clunky and some features are not easily available

A Little Finicky, but Get's the Job Done Great

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: As far as free to use vector creating/editing software goes, you can't beat it. Does all the basic vector editing you could ask for without busting your wallet.

Cons: The learning curve is kind of steep, but once you are over that hurdle, it gets much easier. Perhaps in future versions it will be easier to navigate all the functions.

Overall: Online tutorials are very much your friend. Ideal for creating scalable graphics, which benefit us by taking a lot of guess work out of resolution sizes and display across multiple ISPs and interfaces.

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Inkscape is a decent, free alternative to illustrator

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Its free and has almost all the functionality I need for converting jpegs to .svg files

Cons: The inkscape svg export is really bad, and usually ends up corrupted when importing into a different program. plain svg usually solves this problem. For a free program though, its still pretty good.

Best free vector graphics editor

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Inkscape is feature rich and is able to produce highly professional vector graphics documents. It supports almost all the relevant file types and is available on almost every platform. Inkscape also supports user-made custom extensions.

Cons: User-interface takes a while to get used to.

Free software that you can't complain about

Dec 03, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I've used Inkscape for some laser cutting projects. It is great for creating quick vectors and doesn't use too much power from my laptop. It's great for a lot of things such as text designs, logos, and other pieces of work. The program is free to use which is a huge plus for those who don't want to purchase higher end/expensive products in order to create.

Cons: Lacks some functionality with the tools that they have, but it is completely fine since it's freeware, not much you can ask for.

Good open source tool

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The fact that it's free and an open source alternative for vectors. Relatively easy learning curve for beginners. Ability to export to a lot of different file types was key for me.

Cons: No ability to work on multiple pages and no gradient tool. Also, lack of PMS color support makes my job harder.

Overall: I tried it out as a test for for vector editing in my job, helping to get revised files ready for requests without having to bug the experienced designers I work with.

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An Illustrators Alternative

Aug 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Its free! I've used this software to illustrate a childrens book. I think its quite good once you get a hang of it and I'll probably use it again.

Cons: Its a steep learning curve. Having used a similar software before made it relatively easier to understand the tutorial videos.

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Design your vector graphics . Its easy and free.

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Free to use. Cross-platform supports. Its easy to change your graphic by selecting nodes. Lot of learning materials.

Cons: not much cons for now.only thing i dont like is design Cant export to JPEG.

Overall: Use to create vector graphics.

Good alternative for standard manipulations instead of photoshop

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that it is free is a huge benefit. It is also quite rich in features.

Cons: I wish there were more tutorials/guidance as to how to make optimal use of the software.

Overall: I provides an easy solution for people that are not willing to shell out big money for professional editing software yet once in a while have needs like manipulating photoshop files.

Great for image editing

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Very good piece of software and use to edit images.

Cons: Not the easiest to get used to but good videos around.

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Need to create logo very easy ? So this is the one.

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Free to use software. can create logos as on your mind by using number of tools and options. love that wide range filters.

Cons: Multiple pages not possible. limited kerning control. cant install extensions using inkscape interface.

Overall: Very easy to create nice logos.

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Good Software for researchers

Dec 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to create wide variety of images

Cons: -It is not user friendly

-It does not compatible with Latx

Overall: To sum up, I had good exprience with his software.

inkscape.org does not offer a mobile (Android/iPhone) version of this app, just GNU/Linux & Windows

May 10, 2018
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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1 / 5
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Pros: It's free as in freedom. inkscape.org is the place to go to get Inkscape. Works on GNU/Linux and Windows.

Cons: The Android version of this software crashed immediately on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I don't know who the publisher is. inkscape.org doesn't offer an Android version of Inkscape. The publisher in the Google Play Store is not inkscape.org. Don't know the guy.

Seems good at a glance

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Built in tutorials unlike other programs like it, and more shapes than many others

Cons: Very boxy not as sleek GUI as I would like

Inkscape Free Animation Software

Jan 01, 2019
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: It is for free.

It is a great software to use for animators that are beginners.

Cons: One time I closed something that displays colors and layers while closing the software they were separate pop-ups the next time I opened the software I could never access them again.

Wonderful Tool for Creatives

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This tool works as a great addition to my creative toolbox. As a training professional, I need a wide array of tools to help create a great end-product and Inkscape works well. I'm a true beginner and I was able to pick it up and get to work right away. I like that.

Cons: I haven't used it enough to find flaws in the product.