vector-based drawing program
DescriptionInkscape is an illustration editor which has everything needed to create professional-quality computer art. You can use it to make diagrams and illustrations, technical drawings, web graphics, clip art, icons and logos. A collection of hands-on tutorials show you how to combine lines, shapes and text of different types and styles to build up a picture. A selection of powerful vector graphics editing tools comes as standard. There is excellent support for paths, gradients, layers, alpha transparency and text flow control. An extensive library of filters allow you to apply realistic effects and extensions allow you to work with bitmaps, barcodes and printing marks, amongst other things. Most of the common vector formats are supported, including PDF, Adobe Illustrator and AutoCAD files, and it has unrivalled support for the SVG web graphics standard. Between the suggested packages:
* dia: to export Dia shapes;
* libsvg-perl: to import .txt files (txt2svg extension);
* libxml-xql-perl: to use the shadow effect;
* python-uniconvertor: enables several import/export extensions;
* pstoedit: to work with eps files;
* ruby: there are several extensions written in ruby;
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