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LinuxPlanet: Inkscape: Vector Graphics For Linux

Feb 22, 2005, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)


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"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..."

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