Software : Inkscape : Inkscape


(as of 11/15/2018)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Screenshot of Inkscape 0.92
Screenshot of Inkscape 0.92

Main Features

  • Supports many popular graphics file formats
  • Provides an easy-to-use interface
  • Offers helpful tools such as 3D shapes and filters

Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor that is run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is used to create icons, logos, diagrams, illustrations, maps, web graphics, and more.

Inkscape is a layer based editor similar to Adobe Illustrator. It features a drawing canvas surrounded by a variety of drawing tools that help you create and edit your graphics. Some Inkscape tools include 3D shapes, freehand line drawing, calligraphic strokes, text objects, and path by nodes creation. Inkscape also offers a large selection of filters, such as bevels, ridges, blurs, overlays, textures, and bumps, that can alter the appearance of your objects.

Inkscape natively exports to the SVG format but also supports other graphics file formats such as WPG, PNG, JPEG, BMP, EPS, ICO, TIFF, and GIF. It can also read file formats used by other vector graphics editors such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Inkscape is a solid vector graphics editor. It features a wide array of helpful tools and supports many popular graphics file formats. If you’re looking for a free vector graphics editor, give Inkscape a shot.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics File

Other file extensions used by Inkscape 0.92

Supported File Types
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.ANIWindows Animated Cursor
.CDRCorelDRAW Image File
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.CMXCorel Metafile Exchange Image File
.CURWindows Cursor
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.HPGLHP Graphics Language Plotter File
.ICNSmacOS Icon Resource File
.ICOIcon File
.ODGOpenDocument Graphic File
.PBMPortable Bitmap Image
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PGMPortable Gray Map Image
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.SK1sK1 Vector Graphic File
.SVGZCompressed SVG File
.WBMPWireless Bitmap Image File
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic File
Additional Related File Formats
.INXInkscape Extension Descriptor File

Updated: November 15, 2018