It's easy and convenient to work with vector graphics
Vector graphics consist of many formulas and regular geometric shapes, which is why they do not lose quality when scaling, unlike raster graphics, which consist of a grid of pixels. That is why designers, in most cases, prefer vector graphics. One of the most popular and high-quality programs for working with it on Mac is Inkscape which we will tell you about.
What is this program?
Inkscape is a cross-platform software that allows you to work with vector graphics. It is a practical application that uses the W3C SVG Scalable Vector Graphics standard to create artistic illustrations, logos, and posters and then print them out in high quality. The finished material can be used for technical drawings of 2D and 3D models, web graphics, banners, website layouts, game graphics, etc.
The SVG format allows you to create images of all types, including animations, and they can be imported and exported to many vector and raster formats, as well as PDF files.
Why is this program so good?
The Inkscape editor for Mac gives artists complete freedom to create new and edit existing images in vector formats. The program interface allows you to edit the SVG source code directly, bringing it into line with W3C standards. The program supports this format's features – text, paths, markers, alpha-channels, textures, gradients, transformation, grouping, and others. Due to such extended possibilities, the program has a wide range of applications: in design and creating technical drawings, plans, and schemes.
What this program can do
Inkscape for Mac supports the following features:
complicated operations with contours;
text positioning on paths;
SVG XML editing;
drawing geometrical shapes of the correct form (rectangles, circles, etc.);
drawing arbitrary lines;
You can also import documents to EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and PNG formats and export them to several vector formats.
Working with vector graphic objects
Inkscape offers the following options for working with objects:
you can assign various attributes to all entities — color, gradient, pattern fill, blending, markers;
all objects may be transformed, copied, and grouped;
hyperlinks can be added to objects for use in web browsers.
- A great tool to get started
- Easy and quick to download and install
- Processing can be speedier
- Large file handling could be unstable