Inkscape: major new version, and still free

A new release for Inkscape, four years after the last one. It’s the must-have free ‘open source’ software for opening the wealth of SVG clip-art. In the new release…

* new internal graphics rendering engine, Cairo.

* new Trace Pixel Art feature enables creation of vector art from bitmaps, sprites, and icons.

* new Symbols Library provides reusable graphics elements — you can even read in Visio symbol libraries.

* new file formats are supported, including FXG, SIF and HTML5 export; and VSD and CDR import. EMF/WMF are now readable and writable for all platforms. And XCF, PDF, EPS, and PS+LaTeX support are improved.

* Over a dozen new extensions [plugins] are added in this release, including an Isometric Grid Generator, a Bitmap Cropper, a Text Extractor and a Text Merger, an HSL Adjuster, a Font Replacer, a Voronoi Diagram Creator, and more.

* 64-bit Windows version.

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