Inkscape 1.3 Released As Latest Open-Source Software To Compete With Adobe Illustrator

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 24 July 2023 at 12:00 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Inkscape 1.3 is now available as the newest feature release ot this open-source software focused on being a vector graphics editor that can rival the likes of Adobe Illustrator.

Inkscape 1.3 delivers on better performance, improvements to existing features, and several new features. Among the new changes in Inkscape 1.3 are the Shape Builder tool for creating all sorts of different shapes, the new Document Resources Dialog, adding the search box back to the Layers and Objects dialog, and the PDF import code has been rewritten. There's also been enhanced node deletion logic, the filter editor has been overhauled, and a wide range of other improvements. screenshot

Overall this SVG-focused, open-source vector graphics editor continues advancing quite well and in November will mark 20 years for this wonderful open-source project as an alternative to the likes of the proprietary Adobe Illustrator.

Downloads and more details on the Sunday release of Inkscape 1.3 via
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