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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

315

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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Inkscape features

Functionality

4.3

/5

315
Total Features5 3 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Rendering
Charting
2D Drawing
Image Editing

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Inkscape users reviews

Overall rating

4.4

/5

315

Positive reviews

92%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.43/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
This software is so powerful, it's like a nuclear missile. I love what you can draw with it - literally anything.

DV

Dima V.

My experience with this software has been great. For what I need it for weekly it's perfect.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The software is a free open source and just outstanding. Any kind of drawing needs can be fulfilled and there is an awesome online community to help you.

JD

John D.

Cons
The only problem I have had with this software is its weakness in exporting formats compatible with Latex.

Vahid A.

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

No option to see colors are print or screen-friendly. Inkscape lags behind premium vector graphic options.

Chamara W.

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Overall Rating

An opensource software that gets the job done

Reviewed a year ago

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To Create High-Quality Vector Images for Free, Look No Further Than Inkscape

Reviewed 2 years ago

Because Inkscape is able to work with many different image formats, it has enabled me to convert raster images to vectors at work, making it possible to print high quality promotional material. Its ability to open and modify PDF and AI (Adobe Illustrator) files is a real plus, as designers will often send their work in those formats. I have encountered a few frustrations while using it, but my overall...

Pros

One of the features I like the most about Inkscape, apart from the fact that it is an open source (free) software, is its ability to convert bitmap images to vectors, which can be done in a variety of ways depending on the desired result (brightness cutoff, edge detection, color quantization, etc.). The Bezier tool is also very intuitive to use, even more so than in other applications such as GIMP,...

Cons

Inkscape is filled with so many options that the default interface can look like a mess on small resolution screens: hopefully, it is possible to remove less used buttons by customizing the interface. Sometimes, when working with images that render a very high amount of details by applying filters, the software becomes slow and may unexpectedly crash. Unfortunately, it is a hard problem to avoid, the...

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great for SVG

Reviewed a year ago

Years ago I started using Inkscape seriously, to create things like logos and baners, after a short learning curve, the tool became very useful, and its use was almost daily for a while. However, when I started trying to create derivative works, from resources bought in asset stores, which usually come as AI or EPS, I started having problems. Today I use it in conjunction with the paid tools, because its support for SVG is really great, and some quick tasks are done in an easier way than in other software, such as converting to PNG, which is much less bureaucratic.

Pros

The fact that Inkscape is free software and is great for editing SVG format makes it an indispensable tool.

Cons

The most important thing for commercial use, which makes it impractical to use Inkscape alone is the limited support for .AI and .EPS files, as these are popular formats for distributing content in asset stores.

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Excellent vector editing software alternative

Reviewed a month ago

I always recommend Inkscape to customers who would like to have a vector editor for small jobs and who are unable to purchase premium software. He delivers what they propose very well.

Pros

If you need a FREE software to develop graphic materials or edit vectors this is the solution that will help you. Regarding usability, it is very similar to other known software on the market. If you already have experience with other software on the market then it will be super simple to use Inkscape.

Cons

As a FREE version you can't demand that you do everything a premium version does right? So for me it's very good.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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You get what you pay for.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Inkscape is a great solution for someone working alone or wanting to learn principles of vector graphic creation. I was surprised at how robust it is. That said, I need to be able output artwork and formats that my printers are going to easily be able to work with, without loss of I was surprised at how robust it is. That said, I need to be able to output artwork and formats that my printers are going to easily be able to work with, without loss of fidelity in translation.

Pros

Number one, I appreciated that it was available free of charge. For a product that is open source, it has some powerful functionality.

Cons

At the end of the day, working in a collaborative varmint or environments, it’s important to be working with similar tools. In my case, working with multiple teams of creatives means It is much easier to collaborate if we’re all using the same tool.

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Very capable, powerful tool for creating vector images. Cross-platform and open source.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Since 2004, I have used Inkscape for creating vector graphics. Inkscape can easily handle small reasonably complex drawings. However, when working on large diagrams, comprised of hundreds of objects and many layers, Inkscape would become less responsive and occasionally crash. For creating highly complex diagrams, I still rely on CorelDraw which is far more robust overall. But I use Inkscape for all simpler diagrams and have watched it transform over the years into an increasingly powerful vector graphics program.

Pros

Cross-platform and open source. This has several big advantages: a) No need to worry about proprietary file formats and vendor-lock because it saves files in the open SVG format. Drawings that you create today will still be easily opened and used 10 years from now in either new versions of Inkscape, or in one of many other applications that can also open SVG files. b) No economic barriers to use-...

Cons

The way Inkscape handles docker panels is somewhat confusing. Dockers are sidebar panels that display information about layers and objects in the drawing. Currently, the user must navigate to the software menu, click on OBJECT and then click on "Object" to turn on the Object docker panel. The same slow procedure must be repeated for Layers: navigate to the software menu, click on LAYER, and then ...

Inkscape FAQs and common questions

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


Inkscape has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Small Business


Inkscape supports the following languages:
English


No, Inkscape does not have an API available.

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