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Initial releaseNovember 2, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-11-02)
Stable release
1.3.2[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 25 November 2023; 2 months ago (25 November 2023)
Written inC++ with gtkmm, Python (extensions)
Operating systemFreeBSD
PlatformIA-32 and x64
Size81.6 MB
Available in90 languages[2]
TypeVector graphics editor

Inkscape is a vector graphics (pictures made from lines instead of dots) drawing program published under the GNU General Public License. Its stated goal is to become a really good drawing tool while being able to fit in with standards for SVG graphics. Inkscape was first made for Linux, but now it is cross-platform and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like operating systems. As of 2007, Inkscape is actively being made better, and new features are added all the time.

History[change | change source]

Inkscape began in 2003 as a fork (break-off) of the Sodipodi project. Sodipodi, developed since 1999, was itself based on Raph Levien's Gill (Gnome Illustration Application).

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Benjamin, Donna (February 22, 2010), Beginning Inkscape (1st ed.), Apress, p. 400, ISBN 978-1-4302-2513-3, archived from the original on September 17, 2010, retrieved February 26, 2013
  • Kirsanov, Dmitry (September 29, 2009), The Book of Inkscape: The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics Editor (1st ed.), No Starch Press, p. 476, ISBN 978-1-59327-181-7
  • Bah, Tavmjong (May 6, 2011), Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program (4th ed.), Prentice Hall, p. 504, ISBN 978-0-13-705173-1

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