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:

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  • 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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Adobe Illustrator

4.8
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CorelDRAW

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Affinity Designer

4.7
#3 Alternative to Inkscape
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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

4.4
#4 Alternative to Inkscape
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(397)
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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Evelyn
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My Vector Design System

Reviewed on 27/8/2022

For me, this is an extraordinary design software, super intuitive to use, handy since it possesses...

For me, this is an extraordinary design software, super intuitive to use, handy since it possesses a portable version, and the vector image format is great for building icons compatible with almost any website out there.

Pros

It is Completely free.
The user-interface works phenomenal.
Designing is super straightforward.

Cons

The layers management and some other fancy features from paid alternatives are missing.

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

In the first place I wanted a free software, but, after using Inkscape for a while, I found myself more productive designing in this software than using any other with more complexes user-interfaces and tools managements.

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

It is a free software with super intuitive features, lightweight and fast.
Hailey
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great free graphic design software

Reviewed on 11/2/2022

Inkscape has allowed me to create more detailed vector designs for use in my business at a quicker...

Inkscape has allowed me to create more detailed vector designs for use in my business at a quicker pace than using the Cricut Design Space software. I would recommend it to all Cricut users and to those just looking for an affordable graphic design software.

Pros

As a free software, this program is great for anyone looking to do graphic design work but especially for beginners. I started using Inkscape as a way to design vector files for use with my Cricut machine. The Cricut Design Space software had a lot of limitations and was very slow for working with text, so I turned to Inkscape for almost all of my project designs. I can then easily save my vector files in .svg format to upload into Cricut Design Space for making my projects.

Cons

Inkscape will occasionally crash and close while I'm using it, so be sure to save often. As a free software, this is a mild annoyance but not a deal breaker.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe InDesign and Affinity Designer

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

Cricut Design Space had a lot of limitations on graphic design and operated very slowly when working with text. I needed a software that had more features and would be easier to use while allowing me to save my vector designs for easy import into Design Space to create my projects. As a free software, Inkscape was an obvious choice to try out and once I got the hang of some basic features, it became my go to software.

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

The alternate programs that were recommended to me were paid and as a beginner, Inkscape stood out as the obvious choice to start with as it is a free software.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

You get what you pay for.

Reviewed on 20/11/2019

Inkscape is a great solution for someone working alone or wanting to learn principles of vector...

Inkscape is a great solution for someone working alone or wanting to learn principles of vector graphic creation. I was surprised at how robust it is. That said, I need to be able output artwork and formats that my printers are going to easily be able to work with, without loss of I was surprised at how robust it is. That said, I need to be able to output artwork and formats that my printers are going to easily be able to work with, without loss of fidelity in translation.

Pros

Number one, I appreciated that it was available free of charge. For a product that is open source, it has some powerful functionality.

Cons

At the end of the day, working in a collaborative varmint or environments, it’s important to be working with similar tools. In my case, working with multiple teams of creatives means It is much easier to collaborate if we’re all using the same tool.

Alternatives Considered

CorelDRAW

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

I was looking for an option that might be as robust as illustrator, without the standalone price tag. With the introduction of the Creative Suite, Adobe’s pricing model changed in my favor.

Switched From

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Again, the allure of an open source, powerful, free-to-use software was appealing.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

One of the best free software for illustrators

Reviewed on 9/6/2022

Inkscape is an amazing free software with great features that lets you create and edit vector and...

Inkscape is an amazing free software with great features that lets you create and edit vector and no-vector graphics, import and export designs in variety of format, and play with your own designs. It is a great free alternative to Illustrator.

Pros

For a free software, inkscape is feature-packed with almost everything its rivals offer. I love that it allows us to vectorize almost any design, even ones inpkrted from external drawing applications. File conversion from svg to editable PDFs is also a very useful tool, one that isn't available for free anywhere else. It is available on all OS, but seems to work best on Linux. It's recent updates have been fabulous, bringing in newer features and better interface. It also has a great support base with thousands of tutorials and an extensive manual to help whenever we are stuck. You will also find many twmplates online to avoid working from scratch.

Cons

Does not allow exporting to jpeg, which is a shame. Not all features are supported when a file is imported from Illistrator. Also, the learning curve is very steep. Even people having fairly good knowledge on Illistarttor and such applications will have to go through basic Inkscape tutorials to know how to get a job done. It also lags a bit sometimes.

Micalen
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Inkscape: Vector Design software for all creators.

Reviewed on 26/6/2022

Inkscape shouldn't really be compared to other software which specializes in illustrations such as...

Inkscape shouldn't really be compared to other software which specializes in illustrations such as Krita. Inkscape is always first a vector design software and one of the best at that. It requires more technical skills than artistic but both artist and graphic designers and even game designers can make full use of this software.

Pros

It's vector design is my favorite thing. I've tried creating logos as rasterized images in other software but they scale horribly. However, as vectors they are perfect and Inkscape does vectors best. The large amount of tools allows me to truly create anything. I use it for logos but also for specialized lettering and sound effects for comics. And it's a free software!

Cons

As far as UI it's not the best looking and can be confusing. You will definitely need to learn how to use the software to its full capacity.

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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

We do not have any information about what support options Inkscape has

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