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Vector graphics editor Inkscape 1.2 is officially out now

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Inkscape is great for artists working on pretty much anything be it games, video or just for fun and a big new version has been released.

The what: "it offers a rich set of features and is widely used for both artistic and technical illustrations such as cartoons, clip art, logos, typography, diagramming and flowcharting. It uses vector graphics to allow for sharp printouts and renderings at unlimited resolution and is not bound to a fixed number of pixels like raster graphics. Inkscape uses the standardized SVG file format as its main format, which is supported by many other applications including web browsers"

For the new version there's loads new including:

  • Inkscape documents can now hold multiple pages , which are managed by the new Page tool
  • Editable markers and dash patterns
  • Layers and objects dialog merged
  • On-canvas alignment snapping and Snap settings redesign
  • New 'Tiling' Live Path Effect
  • Redesigned Export dialog with preview and ability to select objects/layers/pages and even multiple file formats to export to
  • Import SVG images from Open Clipart, Wikimedia Commons and other online sources
  • Selectable object origin for numerical scaling and moving
  • All alignment options in a single dialog
  • Gradient editing in the Fill and Stroke dialog
  • Gradient dithering
  • SVG Font Editor updated
  • Flowing text around shapes and text padding
  • Convenience Boolean operation for splitting paths
  • Configurable Tool bar , continuous icon scaling and many more new customization options
  • Performance gains for many parts of the interface and many different functions
  • Lots of improvements to the user interface

Check out their release highlight video below, with the full release notes here:

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You can download it from the official website and there's also Flathub.

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tuubi 20 May
@Luca_Pio, you might be happy to hear that based on what I've seen so far, they seem to have made lots of nice tweaks to the Inkscape UI/UX in 1.2, including making the panels and docks more accessible and discoverable. Inkscape will never be an Illustrator clone though and personally I'm very glad that's the case.
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