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
(381)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Martin D.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Inkscape is my Photoshop alternative

Reviewed on 25/05/2022

My overall experience with Inkscape is very positive. The inability to open .ai files is a minor...

My overall experience with Inkscape is very positive. The inability to open .ai files is a minor problem for my use case, but when designing vectors from start, Inkscape is my favourite tool.

Pros

Well, the price is fantastic - you can't beat free, but the intuitive layout of Inkscape makes for an easy and intuitive experience when using it for designing.

Cons

It isn't compatible with Illustrator's .ai file format, despite both being SVG editors

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

Photoshop won't open SVG files.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Price. I don't create or edit SVGs enough to warrant the purchase/subscription of Illustrator.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

One of the best free software for illustrators

Reviewed on 09/06/2022

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Inkscape

Reviewed on 26/05/2022

Pros

For the price (FREE!) this can't be beaten. It has plenty of features and is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator or other comparable paid software.

Cons

The interface can be clunky, and the learning curve is pretty steep if unfamiliar with other similar software.

Gustavo B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Outstanding

Reviewed on 05/04/2022

I really like Inkscape, and for everyone looking for a vector design software I will advise this...

I really like Inkscape, and for everyone looking for a vector design software I will advise this hands down.

Pros

This is by far one of the best designing tools in the market, and even better this happens to be open source.

Inkscape offers a set of tools meant to design freely, effortlessly and with a lower learning curve than other alternatives. Drawing or even editing vectors is very nice, and everything works smooth without overcharging any computer resource.

Cons

I wish it has native Ilustrator files support, but there is not. Anyway, you can solve very easy this by changing the Ilustrator files to PDF. Then there is not a big deal about this.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

First place, the Adobe License... Inkscape is completely free to use. And further than the mere price, I find Inkscape to be a lot easier to use. Additionally, Illustrator does require too many resources from the computer to work properly.

Switched From

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

As said previously, Inkscape is easier to use, does consume less resources from the computer to work properly, and does have a more intuitive user interface. Additionally, it is free.
Amanda M.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Software

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

Inkscape has been a lifesaver for my business. I can create and print through the same program...

Inkscape has been a lifesaver for my business. I can create and print through the same program without being limited on my size. I can also create cut files which I can then import into another program and use my cutting machine with. It has quickly become my go-to software.

Pros

I love that I can create my own SVG files and I get to keep them unlike other software programs I use. I can import other designs and manipulate as I go. I can create custom files and the sky is the limit

Cons

I have trouble getting the offset to work. I am sure it is user error but I struggle with it most of the times I use it. Also, sometimes when I clip I just get a blank white box instead of what I am trying to clip. I find it struggles when using text editior to pick text while scrolling through all the options.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Choosing Inkscape

I have the freedom to design and keep my files/share files if I so choose so. I can also print larger than 6.25x9.75 that you are limited with.

Reasons for Switching to Inkscape

Inkscape was free and Photoshop is very expensive. I am just a beginner and felt that I didn't need to put all that money into a product that I don't know how to use. WIth Inkscape I can just learn as I go.
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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

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Inkscape integrates with the following applications:

Graphic Tracer Professional

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