Vector graphics are images formed by independent geometric objects, compared to raster graphics that are formed by pixels. Their main advantage is that they can be rescaled (this means made bigger or smaller) without losing quality. There are different programs to work with vector graphics, among which the most important are FreeHand, Illustrator, CorelDraw or Inkscape, the best free alternative. Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics editor, that uses the W3C standard: the SVG format (Scalable Vector Graphics).
- Draw all kinds of shapes and traces, as well as performing complex operations with them.
- Support for text, text alignment and text in traces.
- Cloning option, alpha channel mixing, use of layers, transformations, gradients,...
- Vectorize graphic files.
- Direct XML editing.
- Support for Creative Commons metadata.
- Import multiple formats: PS, EPS, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.
- Export to PNG and other formats based on vectors.
Discover everything that you can do with vector graphics, thanks to Inkscape, the best free open source application with support for the XML, SVG and CSS standards.