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
(493)
Value for Money
4,8/5
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4,3/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
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Nicole
Nicole
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization 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 2022/04/08

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 2019/11/08

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 2020/09/13

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.
Arnold
Arnold
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing piece of vector editing software

Reviewed on 2023/11/15

Using it for over 10 years now. I can't imagine wanting it to change for different software.

Using it for over 10 years now. I can't imagine wanting it to change for different software.

Pros

It's free and opensourced. I stopped using Corel Draw because Inkscape do the jobs I need much better.

Cons

Not much support for large format printing

Nigel Masimba
Nigel Masimba
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great For Web Development Quick Fixes

Reviewed on 2020/05/22

Inkscape is great for minor edits to images and for exporting SVG images to raster formats. I use...

Inkscape is great for minor edits to images and for exporting SVG images to raster formats. I use it to create minimalist icons and export them to PNG format. However, due to the rise of the WebP format I've had to add an extra step to my workflow where I export from SVG to PNG, then from PNG to WebP. While I could install a WebP plugin for Inkscape I've had bad experiences with Inkscape plugins in the past and I avoid them as much as possible.

Pros

Supports most of the mainstream media formats.
Uses okay file compression for exported PNG files.
It's easy to use and learn.
It's stable.

Cons

It does not support WebP image import and export out of the box.
Compatibility issues when objects/shapes are not converted into paths. If I don't convert SVG objects to paths they might not display correctly in other applications.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

Corel Draw is not supported on my current operating system (Linux-based)

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

The other options are not supported on Linux-based OSs
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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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