Inkscape 0.48.4-1 - Vector
Inkscape is an Open Source
vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to
Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C
standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers,
clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and
grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data,
node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap
tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, and direct XML editing.
It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and
exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient
drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS
standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and
developer community by using open, community-oriented
development process, and by making sure Inkcape is easy to
learn, to use, and to extend.
What's new in this version: Version 0.48.4-1 include where
inkscape can now be built on platforms with new versions of
the Poppler library.
Description From JCDiaz.Net
Inkscape loads and saves a
subset of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format, a
standard maintained by the WWW consortium.
Inkscape user interface should be familiar from CorelDraw
and similar drawing programs. There are rectangles,
ellipses, text items, bitmap images and freehand curves. As
an added bonus, both vector and bitmap objects can have
alpha transparency and can be arbitrarily transformed.
Inkscape supports multiple opened files and multiple views
per file. Graphics can be printed and exported to png
Some of the import and export features are provided using
the packages dia, libwmf-bin, pstoedit, skencil, imagemagick,
Other extensions use ruby, libxml-xql-perl, python-numpy,
and python-lxml. You must have these packages to make full
use of all extensions and effects.
If you want to use the spellchecker, you have to install
aspell and the respective language-pack, e.g. aspell-en or
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