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,...

Devices

Business size

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • 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
(335)
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 N. Praveen N.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best free alternative to Illustrator

Reviewed on 27/07/2021

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.

Rodrigo T. Rodrigo T.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Great for SVG

Reviewed on 12/05/2020

Years ago I started using Inkscape seriously, to create things like logos and baners, after a short...

Years ago I started using Inkscape seriously, to create things like logos and baners, after a short learning curve, the tool became very useful, and its use was almost daily for a while. However, when I started trying to create derivative works, from resources bought in asset stores, which usually come as AI or EPS, I started having problems. Today I use it in conjunction with the paid tools, because its support for SVG is really great, and some quick tasks are done in an easier way than in other software, such as converting to PNG, which is much less bureaucratic.

Pros

The fact that Inkscape is free software and is great for editing SVG format makes it an indispensable tool.

Cons

The most important thing for commercial use, which makes it impractical to use Inkscape alone is the limited support for .AI and .EPS files, as these are popular formats for distributing content in asset stores.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

CrDoc was a good tool, and it was also free, but it had the big problem of using proprietary file format, when I needed to exchange files with other companies, it became impractical. With Inkscape, for a long time I was able to work only with it. CrDoc also had some bugs or limitations in simple tasks.

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

I have already done a review of Illustrator here, and I can say that for a while I was jumping between Inkscape and Illustrator, sometimes due to compatibility problems with the IA and EPS files and sometimes due to problems with the financial cost of maintenance. I actually found the middle ground using Inkscape for SVG and quick tasks (as it is much smaller), but Illustrator paid for larger professional tasks.
Ethan E. Ethan E.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great alternative when you need a general vector creation and editing tool

Reviewed on 31/10/2021

While not Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape does have the ability to produce professional results in the...

While not Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape does have the ability to produce professional results in the hands of a trained, knowledge-able user. When trying to first learn about vector graphics and get practice, Inkscape was invaluable, and then later when working for pay doing certain graphic work, Inkscape has been a solid tool.
If you need a vector editor to get you started, don't have to have the big budget bleeding edge new tools, or need to edit a graphic at a location where you don't have access to any mainstream vector software, Inkscape is really hard to beat.

Pros

-Tool to trace raster images into a rough vector duplicate
-Ability to import PDF files
-Price(free) for the amount of features and tools

Has a decent number of the general tools needed to perform professional work for creating and editing vector graphics. I have used it for a variety of purposes like websites, newsletters, business card logos, and a few other random purposes along the way, as well.

Cons

The color gradient editor feels clunky and not very efficient to me. There have been times I have wished the trace tool had more coding work dedicated to it to make it more accurate and able to generate better results that didn't need as much editing to make them acceptable. As is somewhat expected, the tools work well enough for a lot of general purpose editing etc, but being an open source and mostly volunteer based coding and development team, Inkscape does often lack the newer features and workflow enhancements of larger, well funded, for-profit companies that make similar software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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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.
Edwin O. Edwin O.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best software for logo editing and creation.

Reviewed on 12/09/2021

This indeed is the best software if you want to start create and editing vector images.

This indeed is the best software if you want to start create and editing vector images.

Pros

It is a free open source software thus anyone can download and use it. Using this software is really easy even for starters since it does not have complicated components that one can't understand easily. Unlike other alternative software's, this software can run on different platforms that is Windows, MAC OS and Linux Operating systems. Lastly this software is flexible and versatile that is it can be changed or modified without changing anything.

Cons

Sometimes its processing functionality can be a little slow. Exporting an image does not support various formatting types. Even if it has more paid features on other alternative software's, this software's interface is not user friendly, it needs one learn fully in order to come up with a complete and good vector image of logo. I don't have much negative about this software only my main focus is on speed, starting even this software takes a lot of time.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Even though does the same work as Inkscape was good for me it has more free features compared to illustrator.
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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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