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Periodic table of the open source graphics and design apps

Jul 27, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to Roland for this link. ]

"Let's examine each design field in turn. We'll start by describing the leading program or programs in each, followed by the smaller or younger projects, and end with the special-purpose tools.

"Drawing, Painting, and Illustration
Vector-based editors

* Inkscape is the dominant player here, a full-featured SVG editor with wide support for object manipulation, styling, text rendering, scriptability and SVG image filters. Inkscape supports the largest set of drawing primitives and effects.
* sK1 is an up-and-coming vector editor also aiming to be a complete illustration program. It is a fork of an older vector editor called Skencil that is no longer in development. One of sK1's biggest claims to fame is import support for a large set of third-party file formats"

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