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Developer(s) The Inkscape Team
Initial release December 12, 2003; 18 years ago (2003-12-12)
Written in C++ (using gtkmm)
Operating system OS X, Unix-like, Windows
Platform GTKmm
Size 35.7 MB
Available in 40 languages
Type Vector graphics editor
License GNU General Public License

Inkscape is a vector graphics (pictures made from lines instead of dots) drawing program published under the GNU General Public License. Its stated goal is to become a really good drawing tool while being able to fit in with standards for SVG graphics. Inkscape was first made for Linux, but now it is cross-platform and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like operating systems. As of 2007, Inkscape is actively being made better, and new features are added all the time.


Inkscape began in 2003 as a fork (break-off) of the Sodipodi project. Sodipodi, developed since 1999, was itself based on Raph Levien's Gill (Gnome Illustration Application).

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