Inkscape Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Inkscape

Business Graphics Software

4.42/5 (327 reviews)

Inkscape Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

This tool is free.

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Inkscape Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Inkscape does not require the purchasing of a license, making it perfect for small businesses. It is easy to work and working with it is just like working with the best software your money can buy.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • 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.John D.Read the full review

Cons

  • The only problem I have had with this software is its weakness in exporting formats compatible with Latex.Vahid A.Read the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • No option to see colors are print or screen-friendly. Inkscape lags behind premium vector graphic options.Chamara W.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Inkscape's pricing:

Anonymous

Inkscape is a great alternative to higher priced vector art software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

I work with a lot of vector graphics and Inkscape has provided a lot of value, especially with a limited budget.

Pros
Most of the good vector software out there is expensive but Inkscape is free. You can't beat that price. Don't let that distract you though. It's very powerful software that can get the job done.

Cons
There is a bit of a learning curve but I've been able to figure out how to do things by finding tutorials online and reading the help documentation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Yonas T.

Mediocre Product

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

Very Mediocre product

Pros
The product is cheap and very easy to use.

Cons
It doesn't have many features and has a very outdated interface.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Chris B.

If it's what you got, it'll work just fine

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

Used Inkscape on computers we had that could not or did not run Adobe Illustrator. It works well and does the job, and for the price is very reasonable value. It's not my top pick for GD work, but when it's what you have, it works just fine.

Pros
Successfully replicated many of the vector and image based functions of Adobe illustrator at a very reasonable cost.

Cons
Unlike Adobe Illustrator, I found the User Interface for Inkscape to be less intuitive and also generally less appealing to look at and work in.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Inkscape is a worthwhile open-source vector platform

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-23
Review Source: Capterra

Inkscape has been invaluable for us as a solution for staffers who don’t do enough vector work to require a Creative Cloud subscription, but occasionally have to do graphical work. Because it’s not user-friendly, I hesitate to recommend it as a full-service corporate solution, but as a low-cost option or a stand-in, it’s very serviceable.

Pros
Inkscape is powerful—it has deep functionality, and allows users to do almost anything they want to do with vector graphics. Secondly, Inkscape is free. Price point is definitely an advantage.

Cons
Inkscape is not user-friendly. It takes a lot of time to learn, and even some basic functionality will require making use of the support documentation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Courtney M.

Good for digital paint for free

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

I think inkspace is a great cheap program that anyone can use with a little practice.

Pros
This program is free for new digital artist to use at their best convenience. It also works smoothly.

Cons
Like other digital art programs, you have to learn how to use different aspects. It is not a program you can just jump into without some sort of experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Andrea S.

Cheap Vector Art Software

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

For free, you can't beat the simplicity of Inkscape. The learning curve is low and it's a great alternative to Illustrator if you're on a budget.

Pros
Inkscape is a surprisingly good competitor to Adobe Illustrator. For the price of free, you can create vector-based graphics for web and design work.

Cons
Inkscape is definitely not as robust as Illustrator and is lacking in some export and effect features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Free alternative to Adobe Illustrator !!!!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

It allows me to work with almost all image file formats and even can edit PDF files. That is a big advantage for me. It's the best alternative to expensive adobe license.

Pros
You can't beat the price... It's free...!!! It's easy to get started, has a lot of free tutorials available. Good online community of users.

Cons
It crashes occasionally. When working with large files, It lags and often crash. It gets really annoying when it can't keep up with the editing process.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jason Y.

Inkscape is great alternative to Adobe

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

This is a cost effective solution for graphic design for the end user. At home or professional, Inkscape will work for you.

Pros
The price and functionality are great. Inkscape functions well and doesn't take up much storage space as other designer products.

Cons
Beware, Inkscape updates can be tricky due to the amount updates from Apple but its a chance you take. The software for OS is solid but sometimes you need to avoid updates until Inkscape can catch up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Floyd P.

Inkscape, the best alternative to other paid illustrating software

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-09
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Other popular programs are paid and never were cheap. However, Inkscape takes the cake and, for me, it is the best even among other free vector design software. It proves the fact that being open source or free is not synonymous of low quality. In summary, it is a free, powerful and versatile vector editor.

Cons
It does not have the Pantone palette, possible problems of compatibility with some files, it does not preview effects and filters, and some minimum functions are not available compared to other programs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

A Capable, Free Adobe Illustrator Alternative

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Inkscape offered a great, and affordable entry into professional vector graphics software.

Pros
Inkscape provided many of the most important features of Adobe Illustrator at an accessible price (FREE!) when I was a student and just beginning my design business. This is a very deep app that can do a ton if you take the time to learn it.

Cons
Inkscape has a high learning curve, maybe even more so than Illustrator. The user interface also isn't quite as nice as some other similar software, mostly because of the cross platform nature of the app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Christopher D.

Unleash the Artist in you

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This is a fully loaded piece of software, if you're looking to create some drawings in various different types of format (SVG is my favourite) this is for you. This is basically Illustrator for the poor man as it comes for the bargain price of nothing - you gotta love a great piece of freeware and this is one of them.

Cons
If you have no experience in drawing software (where I started) it takes a little while to get the hang using Inkscape as it feature packed - but there are tons and tons of online tutorials to get you going.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Heather B.

Many pros, some cons

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

This fills the gap between a few competitors and is a nice place to start before investing in perhaps more feature laden offerings.

Pros
Inkscape is the smaller more affordable cousin of a few other major competitors, and as such is likely more accessible. For what it is, it has quite a few features, wonderful compatibility and the price is essentially unbeatable.

Cons
There are many features that I feel are needed, that are missing as well as overall GUI issues and things that are complicated for seemingly no reason that keep me from using this more often.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Karin D.

Great alternative to higher priced image software

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

Inkscape has been a vast improvement over the suite software I was using. I don’t have to switch software to perform different tasks on a project. And, it’s price tag of FREE certainly helps when starting a business with zero capital and only two commissions that are yet to be paid.

Pros
This product is great. It combines all the features I need for SVG creation into one, easy to use, FREE software. Did I mention it’s free? I am trying to run a business selling various art items. I am not very technologically savvy and, as I am still in start up phase with zero capital, I need something inexpensive. I had been paying over $30 a month for another software suite that did not work well for me. Being on a budget so tight it’s basically non-existent, my laptop is very low on RAM, ROM and all those other computer capability things. With the larger suite, I had to install one of the programs, do part of the work on an image, remove that program, install a second program, do more work, and continue this cycle until the images were just right. This made projects take vastly longer than I could charge my clients for. Using Inkscape, I can do all these steps with one program that takes up about a quarter of the resources on my laptop than even one of the two programs in the expensive suite. And, it saves me over $350 a year!

Cons
The only issue I have with Inkscape is one of my own problems. I have been using the expensive suite so long, learning the different names and slightly different icons for Inkscape has taken some time. However, many videos exist on the internet to help people learn how to use the program.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Great free alternative to Adobe Illustrator!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

I used Inkscape early in my design career when I couldn't really afford expensive design software and it worked great to get design work out the door.

Pros
Can't beat free software! But more than that it has a ton of depth and powerful features. You really can create any kind of vector graphics you'd want to with Inkscape.

Cons
It can be a little hard to learn and the interface isn't quite as polished as some other more popular design software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Daniel P.

Very good software for price

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

very

Pros
A very good software for the price, amazing amount of options,

Cons
I haven't used it enough to find any cons yet.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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brandon N.

Adobe altettive

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

over all ive enjoyed using the software and it has provided good results for my clients.

Pros
Well i love that it is an open free source vector graphics creator. It was time for me to upgrade my mac gook pro and the adobe suite i have is not compatible due to adobe shifting its market to a subscription based platform. which i could not afford. Ink Scape gave me all the same tools and features with out a huge price tag.

Cons
so far the only con is formatting is a little different along with the user interface. But if you hav experience with adobe illustrator its all fairly recognizable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

A free alternative to Illustrator for vector graphics

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Inkscape fits the need for quick edits of vector graphics when you don't need the advanced features of a more powerful editor.

Pros
The price ($0). It's also cross platform, so our Windows, Mac, and even Linux users are able to use it.

Cons
Not as easy to use as Illustrator. Due to lack of widespread usage, there are less tutorials and resources.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

The cost of free

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-08-05
Review Source: Capterra

I like it because it was free and we were a startup so overhead matters. At some point we outgrew our need and the free was no longer enough. Some of the more needed tasks too twice as long to dial in as again the paid alternatives

Pros
Best feature is the price it is free and yes it is a vector software. It does the basics of vectoring and design creation

Cons
Not intuitive It take many mores steps to complete functions compared to paid alternatives

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Kevin M.

Tough to Use!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-17
Review Source: Capterra

The power and features are great. It just needs to be more intuitive with the other packages out there.

Pros
The price is certainly right and this software is VERY full-featured for what it does. It is a very powerful graphic design package.

Cons
It is very hard to use. I have used Corel Draw for years and have found this to be totally non-intuitive when trying to switch over to this. I have struggled with it for years but just can't get comfortable with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Amanda N.

A free and standard software for producing Vector art

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

I have really liked using it to produce logos and other vectorized images, since it has quite a lot of options that facilitate work. I would really recommend it to anyone interested in practicing vector art, especially if you cannot afford the more expensive softwares, since this one has all you could need to start.

Pros
It is one of the standard softwares, and this makes it easy to find information and tutorials online, which facilitates understanding how it works. It also provides a few tutorials with the program itself, which is always good to have. It is also free, and open-source, so users can develop and change it if they need to. The webpage has quite a few suggestions regarding tutorials and key-bindings, which is great to have as a new user. The functionalities are quite extensive and useful, allowing users to produce shapes and lines that can be easily altered using nodes, without losing any of their quality. It has many predetermined shapes, but also has a few tools that allow users to draw the shapes they need. Pre-determined shapes can also be modified by the user to fit what they need. There are also countless options to work with regarding colors, gradients, position changes, grouping, selection, etc. There is even a selection tool that allows the user to select similar objects by their color or shape! It also allows to save the files in standard formats that can later be sent to others, or used in programs like Photoshop, which is a great option to have in case any further modification is needed that cannot be done in Inkscape itself. Overall, it has great tools that facilitate work quite nicely for users, both regular and new to the software.

Cons
It is not very aesthetic-looking, and it can be a bit difficult to follow the tutorials, since many of its tools seem to have been moved around, and had their key-bindings changed, in later versions. This makes it hard for new users to find the tools or options they need for each piece, and can actually generate a lot of confusing when you start working with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Great Illustrator free alternative

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-29
Review Source: Capterra

Great vector editing softare, free and available on all platforms, I love it.

Pros
This is a free piece of software you can use for vector editing and it has the most common options, nothing can beat this price.

Cons
I'll have to say that the features are lacking compared to Illustrator, thought I don't know if that's a fair comparison.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Leanne M.

Great alternative to Illustrator at a lower cost!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

I use Inkscape at work for my graphic design business.

Pros
This is great software for designers with lower budget!

Cons
It does lack a few features that Adobe Illustrator provides but at a much different price point so I have no complaints!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great alternative to Illustrator

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Not wanting to pay for the Full Adobe license at the time, Inkscape fit my needs to help me start working in the vector graphics world. I was able to do most of what I needed to with Inkscape.

Pros
Price is great. Allows you to easily create SVG graphics without having to buy into the Adobe environment. Its simplicity helps you get the job done for simple graphics

Cons
It is a little limited as it is Open Source software, but if you're looking to go for a simple SVG creator/editor, it'll work!

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Jamey M. Y.

An awesome free alternative to Illustrator

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-16
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
It's very powerful and allows you to do almost anything that Illustrator would do, but without the investment.

Cons
It's not as mature as Illustrator in features, and doesn't have the range of quality plugins. But still, for the price it's a great application.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Viktoria J.

A great free vector design software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

We use Inkscape to create vector graphics such as logos, icons, and product images for our webcomic. We use its bitmap tracing feature to vectorize all of our drawn comics to be able to blow them up for posters and products. It is a great addition to our toolset and I can't see our company running without it.

Pros
Inkscape is completely free, and yet it does everything the competition does for a price. It even offers some functionality that is not present with some of the competition, like bitmap tracing.

Cons
Sometimes it takes a very long time for the program to start, to the point I think I didn't actually click, then I click again and two instances of the program start up at the same time. It is a small annoyance, but it is noticeable when opening and closing the program a lot.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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