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Inkscape - A noteworthy open source vector graphics software

Dec 29, 2009, 01:37 (0 Talkback[s])

"What Is Vector Graphics ?

"Vector graphics is a resolution-independent description of the actual shapes and objects that you see in the image. A rasterization engine uses this information to determine how to plot each line and curve at any resolution or zoom level. If you want to create design compositions, logos, images with text, technical illustrations, and so on, you should use a vector graphics editor.

"While a copy of Adobe Illustrator costs around $600, Inkscape is free, which makes it affordable for lay persons and home users to learn to use this very powerful albeit user friendly graphics software. It is mostly true that Inkscape does not support all the features of Adobe Illustrator. However, it's development is advancing at a steady pace to make it a viable contender in the Vector graphics software market.

"Inkscape in it's current form is stable and very usable. For example, you can use Inkscape to create colorful text effects, design business cards, render realistic objects, logos, and illustrations."

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