Inkscape

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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.


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


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4.4 /5
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Value for Money
4.8/5
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4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
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Nicole
Nicole
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best free tool similar to Illustrator

Reviewed on 8/4/2022

Overall, we needed a low to no-cost alternative to Illustrator for our small nonprofit and Inkscape...

Overall, we needed a low to no-cost alternative to Illustrator for our small nonprofit and Inkscape fits that dynamic perfectly, allowing us to create logos and other needed artwork for our fundraising campaigns.

Pros

Inkscape allows complete productivity without paying. The software is easy to use if someone has experience with Illustrator.

Cons

I haven't found any features about Inkscape that I do not like at this point!

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  • Industry: Online Media
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Power, Free, and Open Source

Reviewed on 8/11/2019

Inkscape allows me to create designs for laser cutting, for logos and other web graphics, etc....

Inkscape allows me to create designs for laser cutting, for logos and other web graphics, etc. There is definitely a learning curve, but there is a wealth of information in a variety of formats to help get smooth things out.

Pros

I appreciate that I get a powerful vector design option without being tied to a costly subscription. As a small business owner (with an equally small budget) who needs to use quality design software, Inkscape has all of the features I need to get the job done and then some.

Cons

Inkscape isn't always as user friendly as it could be and every once and awhile I find myself looking feature that seems like it should be an obvious choice to include. There are always work arounds, but they take longer.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Largely because it's free, although I would be willing to pay for it. I have a particular dislike for the subscription software model, so I was glad for a quality alternative.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lets be real, its free. You can't complain, right?

Reviewed on 13/9/2020

This is NOT a long term solution. If you think you're going to be editing vector files for the...

This is NOT a long term solution. If you think you're going to be editing vector files for the extended future, get Illustrator. It's great in a pinch for one off jobs, but do not waste time learning it in depth.

Pros

Its free! That means I don't need approval from the man with the card to use it!

It also has almost all the functionality of Illustrator and exports all the standard vector file types. If you're in a pinch and need to edit vector art without shelling out BIG BUCKS to Adobe, this is the standard solution.

Cons

If you're used to Illustrator GOOD LUCK. Nothing works the way you think it should. Getting anything done gives me empathy for my Roomba. Sure it gets my floor vacuumed eventually, but its does it by banging into every obstacle.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Its free.
Brian
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Inkscape Can Be Problematic

Reviewed on 6/2/2024

I was frustrated as it did not provide any straightforward applications and seemed to change...

I was frustrated as it did not provide any straightforward applications and seemed to change processes from one effort to the next.

Pros

It was free and had the functions I was looking for. It does have a great many editing options though it is advisable to utilize the tutorials before trying to redefine your image.

Cons

I found it difficult to navigate and apply tools needed for editing my images.

Stanley
Stanley
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most popular Opensource Vector Design Software

Reviewed on 9/11/2022

Inkscape has been my companion for quit some time and its agood replacemnt for CorelDraw and...

Inkscape has been my companion for quit some time and its agood replacemnt for CorelDraw and Illustrator for most of my project.

Pros

Community support and availability of tutorials for Inkscape make it the go to application for vector design and the fact that its free and opensource make it the best or student and newbies to getting started. Also support for Windows and GNU Linux make a fine addition.

Cons

Lack of support for most data file format especially proprietary one that are industry standard.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Cost of implementing Inkscape is zero on license and that is very vital for startup.
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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, Italian

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Inkscape integrates with the following applications:

Graphic Tracer

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