LinuxPlanet: Inkscape: Vector Graphics For Linux
Feb 22, 2005, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
"Just about everybody has heard of The Gimp.
"It's a raster based graphics editor that's available for Linux
and Windows. Other raster editors include Microsoft Paint, Adobe
Photoshop and Ulead PhotoImpact. A graphic produced by The Gimp is
just a bunch of pixels on the screen. As a matter of fact, if you
take a swipe across your screen with the eraser tool, you'll be
erasing a swath of pixels, whether it's a shape, line, color or
whatever. There are no properties, links or intelligence built into
any particular graphical element. It's also known as a bitmap.
"Inkscape is different. It's vector based..."