Alternative To: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Microsoft PhotoDraw

vector-based drawing program
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
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dia-gnome Diagram editor (GNOME version)
ImageMagick image manipulation programs -- binaries
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libsvg-perl perl module to generate SVG images
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perlmagick Perl interface to ImageMagick -- transition package
pstoedit PostScript and PDF files to editable vector graphics converter
python-lxml pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries
python-numpy Numerical Python adds a fast array facility to the Python language
python-uniconvertor Universal vector graphics translator
Ruby Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby (default version)
transfig Utilities for converting XFig figure files
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 0.48.5-3 0.48.5-3
testing 0.91-5+b2 0.91-5+b2
sid 0.91-5+b2 0.91-5+b2

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 0.47.0-2ubuntu2 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
lucid-backports 0.48.2-0ubuntu1~lucid1 0.48.2-0ubuntu1~lucid1

Rating: Excellent (5 votes)

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Provided you are willing to

Provided you are willing to spend some time in the tutorials inclused with Inkscape, this is a very functional and feature-filled vector drawing program. I've even made invitations with it. I'd say it's most important feature is automatic alignment. (Ctrl-Shift-A)