Inkscape Announces 0.46 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.
- From: "ryan lerch" <ryanlerch gmail com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.46 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.
- Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:17:35 +1000
The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest
version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a
major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of
PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to
editing PDF documents.
Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this
release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing
window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint
Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps
create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an
intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live
Path Effects feature can create "brushes" and various organic effects
on paths. Improvements to color management include support for color
spaces other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a
new powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.
Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X
For More Information
Complete Release Notes for 0.46,
Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/screenshots/
Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web
Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers,
clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In
addition, Inkscape supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing,
layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG
XML editing. It can also import EPS, PostScript, and most bitmap
formats, and exports PNG, PS, PDF and various vector formats.
Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
with a fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional
work includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
emphasizing a lightweight core with powerful features added through an
extension mechanism, and maintaining a friendly, open,
community-oriented development process.
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