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Inkscape Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Inkscape product overview

What is Inkscape?

Inkscape is a web-based Vector Drawing Program which helps you to produce pieces of art such as photo-realistic drawings to charts with statistics. Thanks to HTML5 the SVG can be embedded into web pages. The SVG drawings can be viewed without problems by all the major web browsers and the file format is compact enough to transmit over the internet.

Key benefits of using Inkscape

This Vector Drawing Program is useful for Illustrations, Infographics, simple line drawings, cartoons, complex art, organization charts,...

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Inkscape pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

393

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Inkscape features

Functionality

4.3

/5

393

Total features

9

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Design Management
Rendering
For Vector Illustrations
2D Drawing
CAD Tools
Image Editing
Text Editing

Inkscape users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

393

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.49/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

202

161

25

2

3

Pros
This software has the great advantage to be completely free and having the capacity to integrate other free and powerful APIs.
Inkscape surprised me positively for the number of features and more, for being free and for having open source. Creating knots, curves and modifying the lines is super easy and simple to use.
This software is so powerful, it's like a nuclear missile. I love what you can draw with it - literally anything.
Cons
The only problem I have had with this software is its weakness in exporting formats compatible with Latex.
It's hard for me to find something to dislike about Inkscape. I'd only say that it could use some tweaks in the interface itself, especially in the dark theme.
No option to see colors are print or screen-friendly. Inkscape lags behind premium vector graphic options.
Overall Rating

Used for several projects, all awesome!

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Nick W.: Hey there. My name is Nick. I'm a voiceover artist. I give Inkscape a five out of five and,...

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Nathan L.

Website Design Specialist

Internet, 201-500 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

An opensource software that gets the job done

Reviewed 2 years ago

Transcript

Nathan: Hi, I'm Nathan. I'm a founder of an online business in the self-help industry, and I give Inkscape...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Outstanding

Reviewed 4 months ago

I really like Inkscape, and for everyone looking for a vector design software I will advise this hands down.

Pros

This is by far one of the best designing tools in the market, and even better this happens to be open source. Inkscape offers a set of tools meant to design freely, effortlessly and with a lower learning curve than other alternatives. Drawing or even editing vectors is very nice, and everything works smooth without overcharging any computer resource.

Cons

I wish it has native Ilustrator files support, but there is not. Anyway, you can solve very easy this by changing the Ilustrator files to PDF. Then there is not a big deal about this.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Inkscape: Vector Design software for all creators.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Inkscape shouldn't really be compared to other software which specializes in illustrations such as Krita. Inkscape is always first a vector design software and one of the best at that. It requires more technical skills than artistic but both artist and graphic designers and even game designers can make full use of this software.

Pros

It's vector design is my favorite thing. I've tried creating logos as rasterized images in other software but they scale horribly. However, as vectors they are perfect and Inkscape does vectors best. The large amount of tools allows me to truly create anything. I use it for logos but also for specialized lettering and sound effects for comics. And it's a free software!

Cons

As far as UI it's not the best looking and can be confusing. You will definitely need to learn how to use the software to its full capacity.

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Hard to figure out

Reviewed 2 months ago

Uninstalled and payed for photoshop instead.

Pros

I liked that it was a free product. But that was all.

Cons

The features are severely lacking and 9/10 times the program wouldn't even open and would completely lock my computer.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the best free software for illustrators

Reviewed 2 months ago

Inkscape is an amazing free software with great features that lets you create and edit vector and no-vector graphics, import and export designs in variety of format, and play with your own designs. It is a great free alternative to Illustrator.

Pros

For a free software, inkscape is feature-packed with almost everything its rivals offer. I love that it allows us to vectorize almost any design, even ones inpkrted from external drawing applications. File conversion from svg to editable PDFs is also a very useful tool, one that isn't available for free anywhere else. It is available on all OS, but seems to work best on Linux. It's recent updates have been fabulous, bringing in newer features and better interface. It also has a great support base with thousands of tutorials and an extensive manual to help whenever we are stuck. You will also find many twmplates online to avoid working from scratch.

Cons

Does not allow exporting to jpeg, which is a shame. Not all features are supported when a file is imported from Illistrator. Also, the learning curve is very steep. Even people having fairly good knowledge on Illistarttor and such applications will have to go through basic Inkscape tutorials to know how to get a job done. It also lags a bit sometimes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Design editing with Inkscape

Reviewed 2 months ago

I used Inkscape over 6 months and it works well while you are designing images.

Pros

Inkscape has nice features while you are editing images.

Cons

Inkscape should have more library and features to create images.

Inkscape FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Inkscape offer?

Inkscape has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source


Q. Who are the typical users of Inkscape?

Inkscape has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Inkscape support?

Inkscape supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Inkscape offer an API?

No, Inkscape does not have an API available.

Common Inkscape comparisons

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