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

scope::application, uitoolkit::gtk, use::editing, works-with-format::pdf, works-with-format::postscript, works-with-format::svg, works-with-format::tex, works-with::image, works-with::image:vector, x11::application
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
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libxml-xql-perl Perl module for querying XML tree structures with XQL
perlmagick Perl interface to the ImageMagick graphics routines
pstoedit PostScript and PDF files to editable vector graphics converter
Python interactive high-level object-oriented language (default version)
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)
Skencil Interactive vector drawing program for X11
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable inkscape
testing 0.48.4-3+b1 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
sid 0.48.4-3+b2 0.48.4-3+b2

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
lucid-backports 0.48.2-0ubuntu1~lucid1 0.48.1-1~getdeb1
lucid-partner 0.48.2-0ubuntu1~lucid1
raring 0.48.4-0.1ubuntu2

GetDeb 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 0.48.1-1~getdeb1
quantal 0.48.4-0.1ubuntu2

jBrout 32-bit

Opera 32-bit 64-bit

Available rpm Repositories
OpenSUSE 32-bit 64-bit
10.1 0.43-20
10.3 NON-OSS 0.46-30.1
11.0 0.46-30.1

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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)

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