Inkscape is a cross-platform vector graphics editor from The Inkscape Project “similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Xara X, but with features, new tools, and interface style of its own.”
Features include a variety of drawing and shape tools, text tools, bitmap support, object manipulations (e.g. cloning, transformation, grouping), fill, stroke and path capabilities, layers, pixel art tracing, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, plus import/export support, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS, PNG, EMF/WMF, PS; plus export to FXG, SIF and HTML5; VSD and CDR import; and more.
Inkscape 1.0 has now arrived after years of development, freely downloadable open-source donationware for OS X 10.11 and later, Linux, or Windows, adding HiDPI support and a native Mac app, among other improvements.
Smoother performance & first native macOS application
This latest version is available for Linux, Windows and macOS. All macOS users will notice that this latest version is labelled as ‘preview’, which means that additional improvements are scheduled for the next versions. Overall, 1.0 delivers a smoother, higher performance experience on Linux and Windows, and a better system integration (no more XQuartz!) on macOS.