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Manipulate Vector Images with Open Source Inkscape [All Platforms]

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All platforms: Inkscape is an open source vector editing program. If you are looking for a free alternative to the Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape has a host of features that make it worth taking for a spin.

Inkscape can be run on Windows 2000/2003/XP, Mac OSX, and Linux. Skilled users of Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw may find more advanced features missing, but I found in testing— as a casual Illustrator user— that all the features I regularly rely on for vector editing were present and easy to use. Common functions like shape and text tools, drawing, linked images, clones, layering, path markers, etc. are well marked and easy to apply. Inkscape maintains a gallery at Deviant Art to show off work submitted by users, worth checking out if you'd like a quick peek at the capabilities of Inkscape. For more free image editing goodness, check out GIMP. Inkscape is open-source, with installation packages available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.
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looks interesting...ill dl it...
    
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I use it, very nice program.

Here's some stuff I made:




As well as all the icon for the Overclock.net Achievements thread.

http://www.overclock.net/off-topic/3...ts-10-1-a.html

It's a very handy tool
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Looks sweet- what do the files save as? and can it open illustrator or pdfs?
    
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Downloading it now. I need to set up an XP box anyway. Thanks for the link
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Originally Posted by j_syk View Post
Looks sweet- what do the files save as? and can it open illustrator or pdfs?
Vector files are .svg and yes, Illustrator can open/manipulate them just fine

Took me 10 minutes to do this:


And vector images are resizable without quality loss because they're just paths
Edited by DarkNite - 1/16/09 at 10:14pm
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