Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:58 AM
Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:40 AM
"For Inkscape to be accepted in the print world, there must be good reliable support for both RGBA and CMYK color spaces. At the moment, the easiest way to get Inkscape SVG into CMYK color spaces is via import into Scribus or using Acrobat Distiller on Win32."
Anyway, I've used it quite a bit and there is a lot going for its feature set. For a Mac user the UI is rather Windows-ish. FreeHand remains my go-to app but kudos to Inkscape for challenging Illustrator.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:13 AM
As for the accompanying screenshot, shouldn't the artwork demonstrate the point of the article? No so here.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:48 AM
Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:22 AM
X11 is not a Linux emulator, it is an open source windowing system that is built into most Unix and Unix-like system. It also ships as one of two windowing systems in Mac OS X, the other being Apple's Aqua interface.
That being said, Inkscape is an excellent application. I've been using it for a couple of years now. Although it is a bit hard to get used the interfaces when jumping back and forth, it is definitely usable.
I'm surprised the article doesn't even mention the fact that it's one of the few drawing apps that supports the open SVG format, which is great for making scalable web images. In fact, when I do make images/drawings for websites I create an SVG file and a PNG file.