Inkscape, the open source vector graphic editor, has some great new features.
Version 0.48 of Inkscape was released a couple weeks ago with a few new key features. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor similar to Illustrator. While it doesn’t have as quite many features as Illustrator, it’s still a robust program. It also has the undeniable advantage of being completely free. Learn more about Inkscape in the FAQ.
Read about the new version of Inkscape after the jump.
- New controls for the text tool including superscript, subscript, line spacing, letter spacing, word spacing, horizontal kerning, vertical kerning, and rotation
- The ability to edit multiple paths at the same time
- A spray tool to “spray” multiple copies of objects
- The ability to take advantage of multi-threading processors when using the Gaussian Blur filter, which speeds up performance
If you’re curious about the development of Inkscape or why this version is “zero point . . .” instead of “one point . . .” even though it’s a stable release, check out this behind-the-scenes interview.