Inkscape

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Score 10 out of 10
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Drawing prototype devices and illustrations for products.
  • runs fast on my old workstation
  • donation based
  • very easy setup guide on startup
  • nice set of useful templates
  • startup screen could use close/minimize buttons
It runs fast, has enough features to get any illustration accomplished at a high level, and is free. Inkscape can import from almost all illustration formats, and export to many, including DXF.
Patrick Linsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Inkscape offers the most efficient cloud services, like 2D graphic drawings. And, when it comes to image editing, Inkscape has been doing a great job. The file converting ability on Inkscape is wonderful which allows easy conversion of different files, so bitmap images can easily be converted to effective vectors. The tool can also perfectly operate on Windows devices and I really love the fact that Inkscape is an easy open-source vector drawing platform.
  • Rendering functionality is active.
  • Data import functions.
  • Quality of vector graphics provided by Inkscape.
  • Editing of various image files.
  • Image editing options can be more advanced.
  • File conversion capability could be better.
  • More 2D drawing functionality can be added.
  • Rendering capability could be improved for faster performance when rendering.
Inkscape is good news to the marketing industries for its abilities in content marketing materials creation, like logos and so many others. Its creation is professional looking and very productive on the business. It's also an open-source system. Vector drawings provided by Inkscape are professional documents that are very clean to read.
Score 9 out of 10
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As we are a new startup, we try not to waste money everywhere, and as Inkscape is free and open source and it offers many features and tools like paid products, we chose it for our use. Actually, we use Inkscape to make some edits on images and to get vector format, it's doing a great job while dealing with 2D photos.
  • Creating vector images and conversion to this format
  • Editing images with many cool tools
  • Free
  • open-source
  • Improving the conversion tool
  • Having a better interface
  • Adding for tools as in paid products
Inkscape is a free software, so any designer can get it and use it on different operating systems (windows, Linux, macOS) when he's unable to invest in expensive software. Also, it is very light and doesn't use too much memory, so any computer can handle its use. So I think, Inkscape is the best choice.
Score 10 out of 10
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Inkscape is used in my organisation within the IT services department and external relations department. Specifically I use Inkscape to create vector / SVG logos for our corporate and scientific systems. Inkscape addresses the need to be able to create vector based graphics for branding, allowing corporate and scientific systems (including externally accessible ones) to display SVG logos and branding so that they look professional due to perfect rendering.
  • Creates excellent vector based graphics
  • Quite easy to use
  • Free
  • Open-source
  • Limitless potential with what you can create
  • Available on all major operating systems
  • Can be tricky to get the hang of at first
  • UI is not always naturally intuitive but generally it is good
  • May require reading documentation and watching tutorials to skill up before using it efficiently
Inkscape is an excellent free product and its main focus is the creation of vector based graphics - it does this exceptionally well. You can produce high quality SVG graphics for branding (or any other use really) but you will have to put in some effort and research the product a bit to be able to get use it efficiently and get the most out of it. If you are looking to work on raster based graphics, GIMP is a better option.
Score 9 out of 10
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Inkscape is used most of the time by our Social Media department to create social media posts and also to create mock-ups for our products.
Inkscape has helped us solve a budget issue, considering that Inkscape is totally free and open-source, this is a great service for small companies like ours and also for freelancers.
We always try to use Inkscape instead of other paid software to reduce our budget, also considering the fact that Inkscape offers many features and tools that can keep up with paid software also.
  • Many features, and easily accessible tools.
  • The keyboard shortcuts are very simple and efficient to use.
  • Open-source, so there are features to change the theme of the interface and make your workspace look cooler.
  • A few tools and features that can be found in other software are not available in Inkscape.
  • Inkscape cannot edit .eps files, which are a widely known file format that is used by all designers.
  • Inkscape doesn't support multiple artboard exports
I would 100% recommend Inkscape to anyone starting out with graphic design or illustration, as it isn't that difficult to get the hang of on the first day of using it. I am not recommending Inkscape for beginners alone, even experts in the field can use Inkscape professionally as it cuts of the expense of needing to buy a paid graphic design software which provides almost the same features.
Inkscape is also great for beginners because it can be treated like a stepping stone to move onto a paid graphic designing software like Adobe Illustrator, so Inkscape can be used to test the waters before making the leap.
Inkscape and Illustrator are almost the same so there wont be any difficulty in switching later on.

Inkscape Scorecard Summary

What is Inkscape?

Inkscape is a free and open source vector drawing app for Windows, MacOS & Linux, available for download free under the GPLv3+ license. The tools aims to support illustrators, designers, web designers or anyone wanting to create vector graphics.

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Inkscape Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo