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The 5 Best Open Source Graphics Programs

Apr 07, 2011, 22:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Inkscape: As GIMP is to bitmap editing, Inkscape is to editing vector graphics. If you're not familiar with the two, see this About.com piece for a good breakdown of vector versus bitmap.

"Inkscape is similar to tools like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. It lets you edit and create complex (or simple) artwork -- anything from icons and simple clip art to complex illustrations for children's books. Check out the gallery on the Inkscape Wiki for some examples of what can be done with Inkscape.

"If you're familiar with Illustrator or another vector graphics tool, it shouldn't be difficult to get up to speed with Inkscape. If not, the documentation provided by the Inkscape community should prove very helpful. Inkscape is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X."

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