About Inkscape

Inkscape is a web-based Vector Drawing Program which helps you to produce pieces of art such as photo-realistic drawings to charts with statistics. Thanks to HTML5 the SVG can be embedded into web pages. The SVG drawings can be viewed without problems by all the major web browsers and the file format is compact enough to transmit over the internet.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Inkscape

This Vector Drawing Program is useful for Illustrations, Infographics, simple line drawings, cartoons, complex art, organization charts,...

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India , United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Inkscape: 9

  • 2D Drawing
  • CAD Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • For Vector Illustrations
  • Image Editing
  • Rendering
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(454)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Praveen
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best free alternative to Illustrator

Reviewed on 27/7/2021

Inkscape is a great tool for vector design. Even though Inkscape is completely free, it offers many...

Inkscape is a great tool for vector design. Even though Inkscape is completely free, it offers many features and tools available in paid competitors. It was used to design social media posts that looked amazing with relative ease.

Pros

Inkscape offers a large amount of features you need for digital illustrations and vector design. It was used mainly for social media post design and it offered everything needed to design amazing posters and flyers. There is a small learning curve but even for a beginner who is absolutely new, there are numerous tutorials online to learn and get going. I have used both Adobe Illustrator (which is the popular paid design tool) and Inkscape (which is 100% free) and I was able to do the same things I needed on both, which is a testament to how good Inkscape is.

Cons

There are a few tools that are not available in Inkscape and file conversion can be improved. However, for basic use everything was fine and there are no major complaints.

Lisandro
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Without Inkscape I would have fail as a designer

Reviewed on 1/11/2019

Right now, Inkscape is indispensable for me and my design career. Even though Inkscape is an...

Right now, Inkscape is indispensable for me and my design career. Even though Inkscape is an open-source and free application, that doesn't mean it's inferior to paid alternatives in any way. Sure, Illustrator has its great set of features, but Inkscape is nowhere lesser. I have not needed to switch to any other alternative. It gets the job done really well! Love it!

Pros

It is very easy to use. It has a very friendly interface. It's really feature-packed. It has some out-of-the-box features equivalent to those in Adobe Illustrator but for free! It's open-source and get updated regularly. I love you can even work with PDF files natively. Also, I rely on the "trace bitmap" feature a lot: it's great to reuse royalty-free bitmaps on a quick design or just for inspiration. Inkscape is amazing and free!

Cons

I WISH it supported the Adobe Illustrator format (ai) but it's too much to ask as that is a proprietary file format. Also, some fundamental actions are complicated to implement: for example, setting default document properties shouldn't require to save a file in a specific folder or exporting your artwork as a .jpeg file shouldn't require an extension; those actions should be more straight forward.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Adobe Illustrator is really expensive. I was just starting as a designer, so I had no money. Inkscape is free and doesn't lack too many features when compared. So it was the way to go.
Friedman
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Inkscape is the best

Reviewed on 11/12/2022

I love Inkscape because it is easy to use, its quality is amazing and has a lot of options when you...

I love Inkscape because it is easy to use, its quality is amazing and has a lot of options when you are designing and exporting. I have been using it for illustrating and made a lot of logos including posters. I will keep on using it because all the qualities it contains.

Pros

I love that with Inscape everything is fast, it carries out some heavy dynamics with ease. It's designs are mostly unique based on the access one has to customize almost everything.

Cons

I love everything about it honestly, I wouldn't want to change anything.

Brandi
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Hard to figure out

Reviewed on 30/6/2022

Uninstalled and payed for photoshop instead.

Uninstalled and payed for photoshop instead.

Pros

I liked that it was a free product. But that was all.

Cons

The features are severely lacking and 9/10 times the program wouldn't even open and would completely lock my computer.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Because it was free, but you ultimately get what you pay for.
Chris
Overall rating
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Needed "free Illustrator" and this is the closest I found

Reviewed on 13/10/2022

This will get the job done for free and until I can pay for the fancy stuff again, if it's free...

This will get the job done for free and until I can pay for the fancy stuff again, if it's free it's for me!

Pros

For a free product I'm amazed. ALMOST everything I need to do is possible without the expensive Adobe subscription. There are some hoops to jump through but there's a great community to explain shortcuts, etc.

Cons

After over a decade with Adobe, I really have to slow down and remember I'm in a different application. Things don't work the same way so, no, it's probably not under the menu you'd think it should be.

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Inkscape FAQs

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Inkscape offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Inkscape is free and open-source software licensed under the GPL.

Inkscape has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

Inkscape supports the following languages:

English

Inkscape supports the following devices:

Inkscape integrates with the following applications:

Graphic Tracer Professional

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