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==Inkscape 0.92==
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<div style="margin: .5em; padding: .5em; border: 1px solid darkgray; background: #EEF; font-size: .9em; font-style:italic;">
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For the latest changes in the 0.92.x series, see also
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* [[Release notes/0.92.1|Release notes for Inkscape 0.92.1]]
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* [[Release notes/0.92.2|Release notes for Inkscape 0.92.2]]
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* [[Release notes/0.92.3|Release notes for Inkscape 0.92.3]]
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</div>
  
'''(definitely not released yet - [[AnnouncePlanning092]])'''
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== Inkscape 0.92 ==
  
==Release highlights==
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== Release highlights ==
  
Released on '''«YYYY-MM-DD»'''.
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Released on '''2017-01-01'''.
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* [[Mesh Gradients]] are now supported.
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* Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode). Not all are available from the GUI.
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* The new Object dialog allows to select, label, hide and lock any object in the drawing from a dialog that lists them all
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* Selection sets make it possible to 'group' objects together regardless of document structure
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* Guides can now be locked to avoid accidental movement
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* Several new path effects have been added, among them Envelope/Perspective, Lattice Deformation, Mirror and Rotate Copies
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* There are several new extensions (e.g. a seamless pattern extension) and a new filter (colorblindness simulation) included in the release, many old extensions have been updated or got new features
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* Spray tool and measure tool received a set of nifty new features
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* Interactive smoothing for lines created with the Pencil tool
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* BSplines (and more) are available for the Pen tool
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* Checkerboard background can be used to more easily see object transparencies
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[https://inkscape.org/en/~jabiertxof/%E2%98%85inkscape-092-showcase Watch the video which presents the latest version]
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== Important changes ==
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* The default resolution was changed from 90dpi to 96dpi, to match the CSS standard. For more background information, please see [[Units_In_Inkscape | the Wiki article about handling of units in Inkscape]]. Inkscape 0.92 will attempt to identify 'legacy' Inkscape files that need to be converted. If such a file is detected, the user will be offered three options:
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*# Set 'viewBox'. Inkscape will add an appropriate 'viewBox' which will do a global scaling of the document. It will also adjust the document width and height if necessary.
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*# Scale elements. Inkscape will scale each internal element.
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*# Ignore. Do nothing. This is an appropriate choice for documents meant for screen display.
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*:''[See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1389723 release blocker bug report] for more details.]''
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* For developers and packagers, the switch from autotools to CMake is a relevant change (users who do not compile their own version will not be affected). While the old system is still available for 0.92, it is now also possible to compile Inkscape using CMake ([[CMake |Background info about why this change was made]] and [[Working with CMake | How to work with CMake]]).
  
 
== Manipulating Objects ==
 
== Manipulating Objects ==
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=== Objects Dialog ===
 
=== Objects Dialog ===
  
Now dialog for manipulating the object tree.
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New dialog for manipulating the object tree.
  
 
* Drag and drop reordering of objects.
 
* Drag and drop reordering of objects.
* Find, lock, and hide individual items.
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* Lock, and hide one or more items.
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* Use Ctrl+F to search for an item.
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* Select one or more objects in the drawing.
 
* Shows individual objects as well as layers.
 
* Shows individual objects as well as layers.
 
* Ability to change highlight color of objects.
 
* Ability to change highlight color of objects.
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* Ability to set blend mode per object.
  
 
Imported from Ponyscape.
 
Imported from Ponyscape.
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=== Selection Sets Dialog ===
 
=== Selection Sets Dialog ===
  
New dialog that allows the creation of selection sets that are not affected document structure.
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New dialog that allows the creation of selection sets that are not affected by document structure.
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Usage:
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* '''Open''' Dialog with 'Object > Selection sets'
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* To '''create''' a new selection set:
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*# click on the '+' button at the bottom of the dialog (double-click on its label to edit)
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* To '''add objects''' to a selection set:
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*# select object on the canvas
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*# in the 'Selection sets' dialog click on the '+' icon before the selection set in the list
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* To '''select all objects''' of a selection set:
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*# deselect any existing selection and click on the selection set in the list
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* To '''remove an object''' from a selection set:
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*# select the selection set in the dialog
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*# click on 'Items' to show all objects in the set
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*# select an object on the canvas or in the Items list in the dialog
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*# click on the 'Delete' icon (trashbin) before the object in the list
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* To '''delete''' a selection set:
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*# select it in the list and click on the '-' button at the bottom of the dialog
  
 
== Text ==
 
== Text ==
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=== Font Features ===
 
=== Font Features ===
  
It is now possible to take advantage of OpenType tables to select alternative glyphs from a font. Note that browser support is still limited. Inkscape must also be linked with a recent version of the Pango library.
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It is now possible to take advantage of '''OpenType tables''' to select alternative glyphs from a font. For this, '''a third tab''' ('Variants') has been added to the 'Text and Font' dialog. Note that browser support is still limited. Inkscape must also be linked with a recent version of the Pango library.
  
 
=== Vertical Text ===
 
=== Vertical Text ===
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Converting text to a path will save the text in the 'aria-label' attribute. This is useful for accessibility and could eventually be used by Inkscape to reconstruct the text.
 
Converting text to a path will save the text in the 'aria-label' attribute. This is useful for accessibility and could eventually be used by Inkscape to reconstruct the text.
  
=== Text Length ===
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=== Line Spacing ===
  
The SVG 1.1 'textLength" and 'textAdjust' attributes have been implemented, however, there is no GUI for these attributes.
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Line spacing in Inkscape now follows the CSS standard for the 'line-height' property. Note the following points:
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* [[File:Text_flexible_spacing.png |thumb| right | Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25"]] [[File:Text_flexible_spacing3.png |thumb| right | Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25em"]] The unit for 'line-height' can now be chosen. Previous versions of Inkscape used a unitless value. When the value is unitless, the line spacing is recalculated for each change in font size. This is the most commonly expected behaviour. When the value has a unit, the line spacing is calculated at the point where the CSS 'line-height' property is defined and that value is used regardless of following changes in font size. This however, will not always lead to evenly spaced lines due to the idiosyncrasies of how line spacing is calculated in CSS. (See Tav's write up [http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?p=1632 CSS Text Line Spacing Exposed] for the details.)
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* [[File:Text_flexible_spacing2.png |thumb| right | Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:0", Inner: "line-height:1.25em"]] The minimum spacing between lines is determined by the 'strut' value. This is determined by the product of the 'font-size' and 'line-height' values on the outermost text element. These values are shown and can be set when the "Outer Style" button is enabled in the Text Tool's Tool Control bar. To set the 'strut' to zero, set the outer style 'line-height' to zero.<br/>If the 'strut' has zero height, you'll need to set 'line-height' on all the inner text elements to keep the lines from being on top of each other. Use Ctrl-A to select all the text and disable the "Outer Style" button to set the "line-height" on all the inner elements.<br/>Note: when the "Outer Style" button is not enabled, the "Font size" and "Line height" boxes show the values of either the high-lighted selected text or at the cursor point (if no text is selected). Changes in font size and line spacing will be applied to the selected text or to all the inner elements (if no text is selected). Unlike other styling properties (e.g. fill color), there is no visual indicator of which characters have a particular 'line-height' value. One can step through character by character with the cursor to determine a span of characters with the same 'line-height' value.
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* [[File:Text_flexible_spacing4.png |thumb| right | Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25", Inner: "line-height:0"]] To create a set of evenly spaced lines regardless of font size, set the 'strut' value to the desired line spacing and then set the inner 'line-height' values to zero.
  
 
== Live Path Effects ==
 
== Live Path Effects ==
Now some suitable LPE's are applied to clips and mask.<br>
 
Helper lines come again to live<br>
 
Added to pen/pencil shape combo box the option to add a bend path directly<br>
 
==== Spiro Live ====
 
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Extended video: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFakiI5f0-Y>
 
  
Based in Spiro Live Path Effect, now show result while drawing.
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* Now some suitable LPEs can be applied to clips and masks.
* Nodes '''cusp''' (SHIFT) and '''Spiro'''.
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* Helper lines come again to life.
* Handle append path on cusp and Spiro mode whith helper preview path.
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* The option to add a bend path directly was added to the pen/pencil shape combo box.
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* On-canvas controls for the width parameter have been added to the Pattern Along Path and Bend LPE.
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=== Spiro Live ===
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFakiI5f0-Y
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Based upon Spiro Live Path Effect, now shows the result while drawing.
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* '''Cusp''' nodes can be created by holding down the Shift key.
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* When you append a path in cusp and Spiro mode, the helper preview path will be displayed.
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[[File:Spirolive.gif]]
 
[[File:Spirolive.gif]]
  
==== BSpline ====
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=== BSpline ===
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Extended video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwV0DHvA-OE>
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Extended video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwV0DHvA-OE
=====Pen & Node mode=====
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Use '''BSpline Live Effect''' while creating and editing paths.
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==== Pen & Node mode ====
* Pen and Pencil use
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* Modes '''cusp'''(SHIFT) and '''BSpline''' while drawing.
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Uses the '''BSpline Live Path Effect''' while creating and editing paths.
* Handle append parhs with preview helper path.
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* Handle '''weight''' of bspline (node tool) with handle movement. SHIFT key required.
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* Works with Pen and Pencil tool directly.
* Handle custom '''weight snaps''' with '''CTRL'''
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* Create '''cusp''' nodes by holding down the Shift key (Pen/Bézier tool only).
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* When a path is appended, a preview helper path will also be shown.
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* Hold down Shift key and drag on a handle to change the '''weight''' of a bspline in node tool.
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* Custom '''weight steps''' are applied by holding '''CTRL''' down and dragging on a handle with the node tool (no Shift key required).
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* Double-click on a handle resets weight to default
  
 
[[File:Bspline.gif]] [[File:Bspline2.gif]]
 
[[File:Bspline.gif]] [[File:Bspline2.gif]]
  
=====Live Path Effect mode=====
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==== Live Path Effect mode ====
[[File:Bspline3.gif|170px|right|thumb]]
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The options in the Live effect dialog give you control on bspline paths.
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* Set to '''Default weight''' (0.3334 time of his curve segment).
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* '''Make cusp''' nodes.
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* Numeric input for '''weight'''.
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* '''Steps with CONTROL''' snaps in node/handle editing.
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* '''Ignore cusp nodes''', affect to all other widgets changes and, for example, retain cusp nodes when you change the power.
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* '''Change only selected nodes''', affect to all other widgets changes.
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* Show a '''helper path''' whith the final shape and the generated new nodes.
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&nbsp;
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[[File:Bspline3.gif|170px|right|thumb|Bspline LPE]]
  
==== Fillet/Chamfer ====
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The options in the Live Path Effect dialog give you full control over bspline paths.
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[[File:Fillet-chamfer.png|170px|right|thumb]]
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJKzGhJULfc
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* '''Four types:''' fillet, inverse fillet, chamfer and inverse chamfer.
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* Option to set to '''Default weight''' (0.3333 times curve segment)
* Fillet/Chamfer knots are green diamonds
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* Option to make nodes '''cusp'''
* '''Change Fillet/Chamfer types:''' <kbd>Ctrl+click</kbd> green knot
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* Numeric input for '''weight'''
* '''Fillet/Chamfer knot dialog:''' <kbd>Shift+click</kbd> green knot
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* Option to set number of '''Steps with CTRL''' to quickly snap the weight in node/handle editing
* Handle units.
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* '''Apply changes if weight ...''' applies changes in the widgets to all nodes with weight == 0 or weight > 0 or both, for example, retains cusp nodes when you change the weight and have unselected "Apply changes if weight == 0".
* Methods '''Auto,Force Arcs or Force Bezier'''. Auto use arcs for straight lines and bezier for curves.
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* '''Change only selected nodes''' applies to all other widgets changes.
* Numeric '''radius input'''.
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* Shows a '''helper path''' with the final shape and the generated new nodes.
* Optional helper path with knot direction
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* Two kind of radius, '''fixed and flexible'''.
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* Optional Knot distance to node instead radius
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* Ignore 0 radius knots.
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* Change only selected nodes.
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* Chamfer subdivisions input. -double-chamfer, triple chamfer....-
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* Hide Knots, some times useful. ex: 0 radius knot.
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* Type change buttons
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[[File:Fillet-chamfer2.gif]]
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==== Roughen ====
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=== Roughen ===
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[[File:Roughen.png|170px|right|thumb]]
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[[File:Roughen.png|170px|right|thumb|Roughen LPE]]
  
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130Dbt0juvY
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130Dbt0juvY
  
This filter is a semi-clone of two extensions, ("add nodes" and "jitter nodes") + handle units.
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This path effect is a semi-clone of two extensions, ("add nodes" and "jitter nodes") and handles units.
  
The parameters are similar to both extensions + a global randomizer.
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The parameters are similar to both extensions and adds a global randomizer.
  
* Apply to paths, shapes and groups.
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* Can be applied to paths, shapes and groups.
* Apply to clip and masks -if are vectors-
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* Can be applied to clips and masks, if they are vector objects.
  
 
[[File:Roughen.gif]]
 
[[File:Roughen.gif]]
  
==== Simplify ====
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=== Simplify ===
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[[File:Simplify.png|170px|thumb|right]]
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[[File:Simplify.png|170px|thumb|right|Simplify LPE]]
  
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaWujN_iTSk
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaWujN_iTSk
  
Send the simplify command to a non-destructive live path effect.
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Simplifies a vector element using a non-destructive live path effect.
* Use on paths, shapes and groups of them.
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* Apply to clip and masks -if are vectors-
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* Can be used on paths, shapes and groups of these.
* User can change modify the threshold -preferences dialog- used by a numeric parameter.
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* Can be applied to clips and masks, if they are vector objects
* Apply Simplify on stack.
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* The effect's threshold can be modified in the preferences dialog, by setting a numeric parameter.
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* Apply Simplify multiple times in the same LPE.
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[[File:Simplify.gif]]
 
[[File:Simplify.gif]]
  
==== Perspective/Envelope ====
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This path effect can optionally be applied directly via the pencil/freehand drawing tool's tool bar when creating a new path. It then replaces the normal smoothing (which would be a destructive operation).
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[[File:Perspective-envelope.png|170px|thumb|right]]  
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=== Perspective/Envelope ===
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[[File:Perspective-envelope.png|170px|thumb|right|Perspective/Envelope LPE]]  
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjKGatyxTZ8
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjKGatyxTZ8
  
Apply both deformations by 4 points.
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Both deformations can be applied by specifying 4 points.
* Two modes, perspective and envelope.
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* Apply on paths, shapes and groups.
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* Two modes, perspective and envelope
* Apply on vector clips and mask
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* Can be used on paths, shapes and groups.
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* Also works with vector clips and masks.
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[[File:Perspective-envelope.gif]]
 
[[File:Perspective-envelope.gif]]
  
==== Lattice Deformation 2 ====
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=== Lattice Deformation 2 ===
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[[File:Latice2.png|170px|thumb|right]]
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[[File:Latice2.png|170px|thumb|right|Lattice Deformation 2 LPE]]
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlK9L88_tWE<br />
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlK9L88_tWE<br />
 
Symmetry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhuVjqFA6ig
 
Symmetry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhuVjqFA6ig
  
Add deformations by a mesh.<br />
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* Deforms an object by 25 handles arranged in a mesh
Vertical,horizontal or both symmetry.
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* Optionally deforms symmetrically along vertical or horizontal axis or both.
* Apply to paths, shapes and groups.
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* Can be applied to paths, shapes and groups.
* Apply to vector clips and mask
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* Also works on vector clips and masks.
  
 
[[File:Latice2.gif]]
 
[[File:Latice2.gif]]
  
==== Show Handles ====
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=== Show Handles ===
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[[File:ShowHandles.png|170px|thumb|right]]
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[[File:ShowHandles.png|170px|thumb|right|Show Handles LPE]]
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ul_PR9XYo
 
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ul_PR9XYo
  
A LPE version of Show Handles extension.
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An LPE version of the Show Handles extension.
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* Works on paths, shapes and groups.
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* Works on clones.
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* Node and Handle shapes are resizeable
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* If not applied to a clone, this is a destructive LPE, it does not save styles, better work on a copy!
  
* Work on paths, shapes and groups.
 
* Work on clones
 
* Node and Handle shapes resizeables
 
* If not a clone, is a destructive LPE, dont save styles, work on a copy!
 
 
[[File:ShowHandles.gif]]
 
[[File:ShowHandles.gif]]
  
==== Transform by two points ====
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=== Transform by two points ===
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[[File:TransformByTwoKnots.png|170px|thumb|right]]
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[[File:TransformByTwoKnots.png|170px|thumb|right|Transform by 2 points LPE]]
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmYdWoXXIw
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmYdWoXXIw<br />
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Extended video (Elastic rubber): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOWTeZC_LjM
  
Transform a element by two control points. You can position the control points by bounding box or by original path node index.
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Transforms an element by two control points (e.g. moving, skewing, resizing and rotation). You can position the control points on the bounding box edge midpoints or by the index of the nodes of the original path.
Thanks Ivan Louette for the idea of the effect.
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Thanks to Ivan Louette for the idea for this effect!
  
* Work on paths, shapes and groups with less power.
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* Works on paths, shapes. With groups you have limited features constrained to bounding box.
* Allow snapping of both control points
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* Allows snapping of both control points.
* Allow fix angle or distance.
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* Allows to fix angle or distance.
* Elastic mode to simulate a flex path
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* Elastic mode to simulate a rubber band path.
* From original width, set the control points based on bounding box
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* Two bounding box edge midpoints can be used as control points if 'From original width' is active.
  
 
[[File:TransformByTwoKnots.gif]]
 
[[File:TransformByTwoKnots.gif]]
  
== File Format Support ==
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=== Rotate copies ===
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[[File:LPERotateCopies.png|170px|thumb|right|Rotate copies LPE]]
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Extended video (partial fuse path): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpI8gRbkTu4<br />
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Extended video (live editing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQpvfgT4mE<br />
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Extended video (kaleidoscope): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfMixSKy3Eo
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Arranges identical elements dynamically on an arc or circle.
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* Works on paths, shapes and groups of paths.
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* Allows to fuse the result to create kaleidoscope-like effects
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* Allows to arrange the copies on an arc when the 360° copies checkbox is not checked.
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* Live editing.
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=== Mirror Symmetry ===
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[[File:LPEMirror.png|170px|thumb|right|Mirror LPE]]
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Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1sj4AeU3Yo
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Mirrors an item dynamically.
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* Works on paths, shapes and groups.
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* Allows to fuse the result.
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* Different mirror lines: Free, bounding box center X, bounding box center Y, Document center X, Document center Y.
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=== Attach Path ===
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[[File:LPEAttachPath.png|80px|thumb|right|Attach Path LPE]]
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Connect a path to another path (optionally at each end), by attaching it to a specified location on the other path (specified as in <node number>.<fraction of segment length>, or by dragging a handle).
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The connecting curve segment can be shaped with handles, or by entering a number.
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This LPE makes it possible for the first time to have 'crossings' between paths that move with the path when it is modified, which isn't possible within the SVG specification.
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=== Bounding Box ===
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[[File:LPEBoundingBox.png|80px|thumb|right|Bounding Box LPE]]
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An arbitrary path can be used to serve as a bounding box rectangle for the path that is linked. It will follow all transformations of the linked path. This can, for example, be used to provide a background for exporting as png.
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=== Ellipse by 5 Points ===
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[[File:LPEEllipse5Points.png|80px|thumb|right|Ellipse by 5 Points LPE]]
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An ellipse will be constructed, whose circumference will go through each of the nodes of a 5-node path.
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=== Fill between Many ===
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[[File:LPEFillBetweenMany.png|80px|thumb|right|Fill Between Many LPE]]
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Adds a fill to a collection of independent open paths, connecting their ends with straight lines.
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* The LPE is applied to one path (which will be converted into the fill, and serves as a 'container' for the effect).
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* The other paths, which are part of the drawing, can then be added to it by copy-pasting in the LPE dialog.
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* The order in which the paths are filled can be changed, and the direction can be reversed for each path independently.
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Now it is possible to apply the kind of path effects which only work on a path without subpaths (PowerStroke, Taper Stroke, ...) to the single paths (see image for an example).
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=== Fill between Strokes ===
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[[File:LPEFillBetweenStrokes.png|80px|thumb|right|Fill Between Strokes LPE]]
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Similar to 'Fill between Many', but can only be used on two open paths, to fill them seamlessly.
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* Requires a 'container' path, which will turn into the fill after the first path has been added to the LPE.
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* Connects one couple of path ends with a stroke, if the path that functions as a container has a stroke set.
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* Can also be used to apply a duplicate stroke.
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=== Interpolate Points ===
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[[File:LPEInterpolatePoints.png|80px|thumb|right|Interpolate Points LPE variations]]
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This LPE redraws all path segments, using one of the following interpolation methods:
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* Centripetal Catmull-Rom
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* CubicBezierFit
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* CubicBezierJohan
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* Linear
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* SpiroInterpolator
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=== Join Type ===
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[[File:LPEJoinTypepng.png|80px|thumb|right|Join Type LPE variations]]
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The LPE allows you to set the type of connection to be used on cusp nodes and path end caps.
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* Available join types:
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** Beveled
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** Extrapolated Arc
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** Extrapolated Arc Alt1
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** Extrapolated Arc Alt2
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** Extrapolated Arc Alt3
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** Miter
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** Miter Clip
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** Rounded
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* Available end cap types:
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** Butt
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** Peak
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** Rounded
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** Square
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* Set Miter limit
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* Set stroke width
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=== Taper Stroke ===
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[[File:LPETaperStroke.png|80px|thumb|right|Taper Stroke LPE variations]]
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 +
Draw tapered strokes with different settings for open paths without subpaths.
 +
 
 +
* Change width of stroke ends with handles on both ends, or by entering offset numerically
 +
* Different amounts of rounding can be applied
 +
* Stroke width can be changed
 +
* Join type for cusp nodes can be selected:
 +
** Beveled
 +
** Extrapolated
 +
** Miter
 +
** Rounded
 +
 
 +
== Pen / Bézier tool ==
 +
 
 +
* New shortcut to automatically close a path when it is being drawn: Shift + Enter
 +
 
 +
== Spray tool ==
 +
 
 +
Extended video 1 (No overlap): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uehj4ATOWos<br />
 +
Extended video 2 (No overlap multiple items): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTG2U3qlb4<br />
 +
Extended video 3 (Over visible, pick color): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTdKu7mAZE8<br />
 +
Extended video 4 (Pressure): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdQnxd_z30<br />
 +
Extended video 5 (Trace -clones- dialog): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn3vzf-yA_w
 +
 
 +
* New eraser mode
 +
* More pressure toggles added
 +
* "No overlap" option with optional multiple elements
 +
* "No overlap" option between different background colors
 +
* Configurable offset for overlaps
 +
* Color picker from center or average area
 +
* Apply picked color to fill
 +
* Apply picked color to stroke
 +
* Invert picked colors
 +
* Spray over transparent background areas
 +
* Spray over non-transparent background areas
 +
* Makes use of "Trace the drawing" options from Tiled Clones dialog
 +
 
 +
== Measure tool ==
 +
 
 +
Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE0cVDGCzbM
 +
 
 +
* Measure is kept until a new one is made (only visible when using measure tool)
 +
* Repositioning of origin/end
 +
* Convert to object
 +
* Convert to guides
 +
* Add just the distance measurement, consisting of editable text and a line indicating start and end
 +
* Display a 'phantom measurement' temporarily to be able to compare two measurements
 +
* Reverse origin/end
 +
* Measure global
 +
* Measure only current layer
 +
* Change precision
 +
 
 +
== Gradient tool ==
 +
 
 +
* To accomodate for keyboards that do not have an Insert key, the keyboard combination '''Shift+I''' can now also be used to insert a new stop into a gradient.
 +
 
 +
== Align and Distribute ==
 +
 
 +
* NEW: drop-down chooser with options to align nodes relative to each other in node editing mode.
 +
 
 +
== Import / Export ==
 +
 
 +
=== Export PDF / EPS / PS ===
 +
 
 
* The default PostScript level for exporting from the command line changes from 2 to 3 (consistent with the user interface PS exporter which defaults to level 3). Level 3 is required for gradient support.
 
* The default PostScript level for exporting from the command line changes from 2 to 3 (consistent with the user interface PS exporter which defaults to level 3). Level 3 is required for gradient support.
 +
 +
=== Export Optimized SVG ===
 +
 +
* Completely redesigned settings dialog
 +
* Starting with version 0.92, Inkscape uses the Scour version installed on the system (e.g. via "pip install scour") instead of a bundled version so you can always profit from the latest improvements
 +
* A lot of new features and fixes in the Scour module itself, check out the [https://github.com/scour-project/scour/blob/master/HISTORY.md release notes] (Scour 0.26 from 2011-05-09 was the version that has been bundled with Inkscape 0.91)
 +
 +
=== Export to PNG ===
 +
 +
* PNG file extension is now enforced, to prevent exporting with invalid / misleading file extensions.
  
 
== Extensions ==
 
== Extensions ==
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=== New ===
 
=== New ===
 
* Render > '''Seamless Pattern''' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGKAF7EPFY Screencast])
 
* Render > '''Seamless Pattern''' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGKAF7EPFY Screencast])
* Images > '''Set Image Attributes''' (Bug #[https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1357808 1357808])
+
* Images > '''Set Image Attributes''' (Bug #[https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1357808 1357808], can be used to fix the scaling problem of raster images in SVGs created with previous Inkscape versions)
 +
* Render > '''NiceCharts''' ([https://github.com/Moini/NiceCharts/tree/patch-1 github repo, not maintained])
 +
* Arrange > '''Deep Ungroup''' (Bug #[https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/171117 171117])
  
 
=== Plotter Driver ===
 
=== Plotter Driver ===
  
 
==== Multiple Pens ====
 
==== Multiple Pens ====
 +
 
The Plotter driver (Extensions -> Export -> Plot) can now handle multiple pens to create colorful drawings on Pen Plotters:
 
The Plotter driver (Extensions -> Export -> Plot) can now handle multiple pens to create colorful drawings on Pen Plotters:
 +
 
* Create a layer for every pen to use and move the corresponding drawings into it
 
* Create a layer for every pen to use and move the corresponding drawings into it
 
* Name the layer with a title like "Pen 1" or "MyLayerName Pen 1", where the number corresponds to the pen number the plotter should use
 
* Name the layer with a title like "Pen 1" or "MyLayerName Pen 1", where the number corresponds to the pen number the plotter should use
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==== Serial Connection ====
 
==== Serial Connection ====
 +
 
The connection settings now allow you to specify rarely used serial connection settings like byte size, stop bits and parity. Most plotters use the default settings, so only change these if you know what you are doing.
 
The connection settings now allow you to specify rarely used serial connection settings like byte size, stop bits and parity. Most plotters use the default settings, so only change these if you know what you are doing.
  
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=== Miscellaneous Improvements ===
 
=== Miscellaneous Improvements ===
 +
 
* Arrange > '''Restack''' has new options to reverse and shuffle the z-order of selected objects.
 
* Arrange > '''Restack''' has new options to reverse and shuffle the z-order of selected objects.
 
* Render > '''Random Tree''' has new option to omit redundant segments.
 
* Render > '''Random Tree''' has new option to omit redundant segments.
 
* Visualize Path > '''Measure Path''' has additional text layout options.
 
* Visualize Path > '''Measure Path''' has additional text layout options.
 +
* Render > '''Barcode''' was updated with new EAN2 code and extended EAN13 with automatic EAN2 and EAN5 additions
 +
* Color > '''Randomize''' now allows to set the range for randomization, and (with some limits) can now also randomize opacity
 +
* Modify Path > '''Jitter nodes''' was partially rewritten and now also supports Pareto and Log-Normal distributions.
 +
 +
=== Extension Development ===
 +
 +
* It is now possible for an extension to retrieve a list of selected nodes (See Bug #[https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/171640 171640] for an example extension).
 +
 +
== Filters / Blend Modes ==
 +
 +
=== New Filters ===
 +
 +
* Color > '''Color Blindness''' filter allows to simulate different color blindness conditions.
 +
 +
=== New Blend Modes ===
 +
 +
Blend Modes can now be applied to '''single objects as well as to layers'''.
 +
 +
In addition to the previously available modes 'Multiply', 'Screen', 'Darken' and 'Lighten', the following modes are now available:
 +
 +
* Overlay
 +
* Color Dodge
 +
* Color Burn
 +
* Hard Light
 +
* Soft Light
 +
* Difference
 +
* Exclusion
 +
* Hue
 +
* Saturation
 +
* Color
 +
* Luminosity
 +
 +
== Other dialogs ==
 +
 +
=== Document Properties: Licences ===
 +
 +
All selectable licences have been updated to most current version.
 +
 +
=== Filter Editor ===
 +
 +
Filter list now displays how often a filter is used.
 +
 +
== Menus ==
 +
 +
* 'Resize page to selection' added to Edit menu, shortcut: Shift+Ctrl+R
 +
* 'Pop selection out of group' available in context menu of objects which are part of a group, when the group has been entered, and via the 'Objects' menu. It will move the object up by one level in the grouping hierarchy.
 +
* 'Create Clip Group' from context menu groups the selected objects and clips that group with a clone of itself. This allows for quick creation of, for example, inset shadows.
  
 
== Other user interface ==
 
== Other user interface ==
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* When double clicking to insert new nodes, the position of these new nodes will snap to for example path intersections and to path-guide intersections
 
* When double clicking to insert new nodes, the position of these new nodes will snap to for example path intersections and to path-guide intersections
 
* When grabbing a segment of a path and dragging it to deform it, the pointer will now snap
 
* When grabbing a segment of a path and dragging it to deform it, the pointer will now snap
 
  
 
=== Checkerboard Background ===
 
=== Checkerboard Background ===
  
It is now possible to use a checkerboard background when editing. This allows one to clearly see the transparency of objects.
+
It is now possible to use a checkerboard background when editing. This allows one to clearly see the transparency of objects. (See "Page" tab of the "Document Properties" dialog.)
 
+
  
 
=== View Box ===
 
=== View Box ===
  
One can now set the SVG 'viewBox' attribute from the GUI. This attribute sets the <em>scale</em> of the drawing by determining the real-world value of the SVG <em>user unit</em> (pixel size).
+
One can now set the SVG 'viewBox' attribute from the GUI. This attribute sets the ''scale'' of the drawing by determining the real-world value of the SVG ''user unit'' (pixel size).
 +
 
 +
=== Lock Guides ===
 +
 
 +
Now guides can be locked and unlocked globally or individually.
 +
 
 +
=== Panning ===
  
 +
Panning with space bar can now be deactivated in the Preferences (uncheck Behavior > Scrolling > Mouse Move pans when Space is pressed).
  
 
== SVG and CSS ==
 
== SVG and CSS ==
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* The new SVG 2 marker orientation attribute value 'auto-start-reverse' is implemented. This allows one arrow marker to be used for both ends of a path.
 
* The new SVG 2 marker orientation attribute value 'auto-start-reverse' is implemented. This allows one arrow marker to be used for both ends of a path.
 
* The new CSS 3 'mix-blend-mode' and 'isolation' properties are implemented, allowing setting the blend mode between objects without using filters.
 
* The new CSS 3 'mix-blend-mode' and 'isolation' properties are implemented, allowing setting the blend mode between objects without using filters.
 +
* The new SVG 2 'paint-order' property is now supported. This allows setting the order in which the fill, stroke, and markers are drawn (see the 'Stroke style' tab in the 'Fill and Stroke' dialog).
 +
* The SVG 1.2/SVG 2 'vector-effect' property's 'non-scaling-stroke' value is now supported. This will keep the stroke width fixed regardless of the zoom factor.
 +
* The new SVG 2 'mesh' paint server is supported, including bicubic ''auto-smoothing''. A primitive GUI is available.
 
* The SVG 1.1 'text-decoration' property is now rendered (underlines, strike through, etc.). CSS 3 'text-decoration' properties are also rendered.
 
* The SVG 1.1 'text-decoration' property is now rendered (underlines, strike through, etc.). CSS 3 'text-decoration' properties are also rendered.
 
* The new SVG 2 'hatch' paint server is now supported.
 
* The new SVG 2 'hatch' paint server is now supported.
* The CSS 'white-space' property is now supported. Use of this property was added in SVG 2 to replace the now deprecated 'xml;space' attribute.
+
* The CSS 'white-space' property is now supported. Use of this property was added in SVG 2 to replace the now deprecated 'xml:space' attribute.
* The new SVG 2 'paint-order' property is now supported. This allows setting the order in which the fill, stroke, and markers are drawn.
+
* The SVG 1.1 'textLength" and 'textAdjust' attributes are implemented, however, there is no GUI for these attributes.
 +
* Rendering of the Component Transfer filter primitive has been corrected.
 +
* Units are now recognized in the text and tspan 'x', 'y', 'dx', and 'dy' attributes.
 +
* Percentage values are now interpreted correctly for shapes.
  
 
New SVG 2 and CSS 3 features are generally not enabled in the GUI until widespread support in browsers.
 
New SVG 2 and CSS 3 features are generally not enabled in the GUI until widespread support in browsers.
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== New dependencies ==
 
== New dependencies ==
  
The Paintbucket and Trace Bitmap tools now use an external copy of the Potrace library, which is available in many Linux distributions or can be obtained from http://potrace.sourceforge.net
+
* The Paintbucket and Trace Bitmap tools now use an external copy of the Potrace library, which is available in many Linux distributions or can be obtained from http://potrace.sourceforge.net
 +
* Export to Optimized SVG now depends upon an external copy of the Scour python module, which can be obtained via pip (pip install scour), package management (version may be outdated) or from the [https://github.com/scour-project/scour/releases scour project github site]. For Windows versions, the module is included.
  
== Bug fixes ==
+
== Translations ==
  
* Rendering of the Component Transfer filter primitive has been corrected.
+
New UI translations for Assamese, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari), Konkani (Latin and Devanagari scripts), Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri (Meetei Mayek and Bengali scripts), Marathi, Odia, Santali (Devanagari and Ol-Chiki scripts), Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari scripts).  
* Units are now recognized in the text and tspan 'x', 'y', 'dx', and 'dy' attributes.
+
* Percentage values are now interpreted correctly for shapes.
+
  
== Translations ==
+
Many other translations have been updated and improved.
New UI translations for Assamese, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari), Kokani (Roman and Devanagari scripts), Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri (Meetei Mayek and Bengali scripts), Marathi, Odia, Santali (Devnagari and Ol-Chiki scripts), Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari scripts).
+
 
 +
== Notable Bugfixes ==
 +
 
 +
* Severe performance issues on MS Windows, 64bit Inkscape builds on systems with Intel graphic cards (hiding the rulers was a workaround for Inkscape 0.91) ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1351597 bug #1351597])
 +
* On MS Windows, 64bit Inkscape builds, printing may result in mostly black pages when partial opacity is used in the document ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1418865 bug #1418865])
 +
* Printing offsets page (Windows) ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/918319 bug #918319])
 +
* "Tiled Clones" inside transformed groups/layers in resized documents are displaced ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/168651 bug #168651])
 +
* Displaced clones, offsets ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/844909 bug #844909], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/653574 bug #653574], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1152657 bug #1152657], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1245339 bug #1245339], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/168013 bug #168013], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/177751 bug #177751])
 +
* Crash on quit before saving has completed, resulting in incompletely saved files ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/967416 bug #967416])
 +
* Guides: Colour not rendered opening saved document ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1374870 bug #1374870])
 +
* Text tool: Fails to set new default font family ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1227232 bug #1227232])
 +
* Extensions: Failure with documents lacking width/height attributes ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1461346 bug #1461346], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1463623 bug #1463623])
 +
* UI: Missing icons with Gtk+'s built-in icon theme (Windows, OS X) ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1269698 bug #1269698])
 +
* Text rendering cuts off trailing character ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1283194 bug #1283194], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1450675 bug #1450675])
 +
* Paste style - markers are omitted ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1467674 bug #1467674])
 +
* DXF export doesn't support <line> and <circle> elements ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1474347 bug #1474347], [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1489320 bug #1489320])
 +
* Crash when importing raster images of different file types ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1467103 bug #1467103])
 +
* Filter effects and blur quality options broken ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1512729 bug #1512729]) (To get the same render quality in 0.92 as you had in 0.91, you need to set filter effects quality to 'Better' and the blur quality to 'Average'.)
 +
* Shape: 'Triangle in' and 'Triangle out' are identical ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1525401 bug #1525401])
 +
 
 +
Many other crashes, memory leaks and lots of little things have also been fixed. For an exhaustive list of bugs that have been fixed, please see the [https://launchpad.net/inkscape/+milestone/0.92 milestones page for Inkscape 0.92] and the [https://launchpad.net/inkscape/+milestone/0.91.1 milestones page for the (not released) Inkscape version 0.91.1]<!-- CHECK on Release -->.
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 +
== Known Issues ==
 +
 
 +
* Fonts that are loaded by font managing software on Windows are not available for selection in Inkscape ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1416674 bug #1416674])
 +
* Dialogs that have been minimized do not open again until their icon in the dock is clicked on ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1270295 bug #1270295], will be fixed in 0.93)
 +
* The opacity indicator isn't initialized correctly (0% opacity even when the object is fully opaque, [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1463078 bug #1463078], will be fixed in 0.93)
 +
* For some texts, the line height that is used for displaying the text in 0.91 doesn't correspond to the one that is used in 0.92, so line height is larger than it should be (as a workaround, [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1652340 there is an extension available that can fix those texts]).
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== Previous releases ==
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* [[Release notes/0.91]]
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* [[Release notes/0.48]] ([[Release notes/0.48.1 |0.48.1]], [[Release notes/0.48.2 | 0.48.2]], [[Release notes/0.48.3 | 0.48.3]], [[Release notes/0.48.4 | 0.48.4]], [[Release notes/0.48.5 | 0.48.5]])
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* [[Release notes/0.47]]
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* [[Release notes/0.46]]
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* [[Release notes/0.45]]
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* [[Release notes/0.44]]
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* [[Release notes/0.43]]
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* [[Release notes/0.42]]
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* [[Release notes/0.41]]
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* [[Release notes/0.40]]
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* [[Release notes/0.39]]
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* [[Release notes/0.38]]
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* [[Release notes/0.37]]
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* [[Release notes/0.36]]
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* [[Release notes/0.35]]

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For the latest changes in the 0.92.x series, see also

Inkscape 0.92

Release highlights

Released on 2017-01-01.

  • Mesh Gradients are now supported.
  • Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode). Not all are available from the GUI.
  • The new Object dialog allows to select, label, hide and lock any object in the drawing from a dialog that lists them all
  • Selection sets make it possible to 'group' objects together regardless of document structure
  • Guides can now be locked to avoid accidental movement
  • Several new path effects have been added, among them Envelope/Perspective, Lattice Deformation, Mirror and Rotate Copies
  • There are several new extensions (e.g. a seamless pattern extension) and a new filter (colorblindness simulation) included in the release, many old extensions have been updated or got new features
  • Spray tool and measure tool received a set of nifty new features
  • Interactive smoothing for lines created with the Pencil tool
  • BSplines (and more) are available for the Pen tool
  • Checkerboard background can be used to more easily see object transparencies

Watch the video which presents the latest version

Important changes

  • The default resolution was changed from 90dpi to 96dpi, to match the CSS standard. For more background information, please see the Wiki article about handling of units in Inkscape. Inkscape 0.92 will attempt to identify 'legacy' Inkscape files that need to be converted. If such a file is detected, the user will be offered three options:
    1. Set 'viewBox'. Inkscape will add an appropriate 'viewBox' which will do a global scaling of the document. It will also adjust the document width and height if necessary.
    2. Scale elements. Inkscape will scale each internal element.
    3. Ignore. Do nothing. This is an appropriate choice for documents meant for screen display.
    [See release blocker bug report for more details.]

Manipulating Objects

Objects Dialog

New dialog for manipulating the object tree.

  • Drag and drop reordering of objects.
  • Lock, and hide one or more items.
  • Use Ctrl+F to search for an item.
  • Select one or more objects in the drawing.
  • Shows individual objects as well as layers.
  • Ability to change highlight color of objects.
  • Ability to set blend mode per object.

Imported from Ponyscape.

Selection Sets Dialog

New dialog that allows the creation of selection sets that are not affected by document structure.

Usage:

  • Open Dialog with 'Object > Selection sets'
  • To create a new selection set:
    1. click on the '+' button at the bottom of the dialog (double-click on its label to edit)
  • To add objects to a selection set:
    1. select object on the canvas
    2. in the 'Selection sets' dialog click on the '+' icon before the selection set in the list
  • To select all objects of a selection set:
    1. deselect any existing selection and click on the selection set in the list
  • To remove an object from a selection set:
    1. select the selection set in the dialog
    2. click on 'Items' to show all objects in the set
    3. select an object on the canvas or in the Items list in the dialog
    4. click on the 'Delete' icon (trashbin) before the object in the list
  • To delete a selection set:
    1. select it in the list and click on the '-' button at the bottom of the dialog

Text

Font Features

It is now possible to take advantage of OpenType tables to select alternative glyphs from a font. For this, a third tab ('Variants') has been added to the 'Text and Font' dialog. Note that browser support is still limited. Inkscape must also be linked with a recent version of the Pango library.

Vertical Text

Support for vertical text layout has been improved.

  • The default behavior for Latin bases glyphs has been changed. They are now rotated sideways as required by the SVG 1.1 standard.
  • Support for the CSS 3 'text-orientation' property has been added. (Note that this property is not yet fully supported by browsers.)
  • The CSS 3 values for the 'writing-mode' property are supported in rendering. Saving still uses the deprecated SVG 1.1 values.

Accessibility

Converting text to a path will save the text in the 'aria-label' attribute. This is useful for accessibility and could eventually be used by Inkscape to reconstruct the text.

Line Spacing

Line spacing in Inkscape now follows the CSS standard for the 'line-height' property. Note the following points:

  • Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25"
    Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25em"
    The unit for 'line-height' can now be chosen. Previous versions of Inkscape used a unitless value. When the value is unitless, the line spacing is recalculated for each change in font size. This is the most commonly expected behaviour. When the value has a unit, the line spacing is calculated at the point where the CSS 'line-height' property is defined and that value is used regardless of following changes in font size. This however, will not always lead to evenly spaced lines due to the idiosyncrasies of how line spacing is calculated in CSS. (See Tav's write up CSS Text Line Spacing Exposed for the details.)
  • Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:0", Inner: "line-height:1.25em"
    The minimum spacing between lines is determined by the 'strut' value. This is determined by the product of the 'font-size' and 'line-height' values on the outermost text element. These values are shown and can be set when the "Outer Style" button is enabled in the Text Tool's Tool Control bar. To set the 'strut' to zero, set the outer style 'line-height' to zero.
    If the 'strut' has zero height, you'll need to set 'line-height' on all the inner text elements to keep the lines from being on top of each other. Use Ctrl-A to select all the text and disable the "Outer Style" button to set the "line-height" on all the inner elements.
    Note: when the "Outer Style" button is not enabled, the "Font size" and "Line height" boxes show the values of either the high-lighted selected text or at the cursor point (if no text is selected). Changes in font size and line spacing will be applied to the selected text or to all the inner elements (if no text is selected). Unlike other styling properties (e.g. fill color), there is no visual indicator of which characters have a particular 'line-height' value. One can step through character by character with the cursor to determine a span of characters with the same 'line-height' value.
  • Outer: "font-size:40px;line-height:1.25", Inner: "line-height:0"
    To create a set of evenly spaced lines regardless of font size, set the 'strut' value to the desired line spacing and then set the inner 'line-height' values to zero.

Live Path Effects

  • Now some suitable LPEs can be applied to clips and masks.
  • Helper lines come again to life.
  • The option to add a bend path directly was added to the pen/pencil shape combo box.
  • On-canvas controls for the width parameter have been added to the Pattern Along Path and Bend LPE.

Spiro Live

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFakiI5f0-Y

Based upon Spiro Live Path Effect, now shows the result while drawing.

  • Cusp nodes can be created by holding down the Shift key.
  • When you append a path in cusp and Spiro mode, the helper preview path will be displayed.

Spirolive.gif

BSpline

Extended video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwV0DHvA-OE

Pen & Node mode

Uses the BSpline Live Path Effect while creating and editing paths.

  • Works with Pen and Pencil tool directly.
  • Create cusp nodes by holding down the Shift key (Pen/Bézier tool only).
  • When a path is appended, a preview helper path will also be shown.
  • Hold down Shift key and drag on a handle to change the weight of a bspline in node tool.
  • Custom weight steps are applied by holding CTRL down and dragging on a handle with the node tool (no Shift key required).
  • Double-click on a handle resets weight to default

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Live Path Effect mode

Bspline LPE

The options in the Live Path Effect dialog give you full control over bspline paths.

  • Option to set to Default weight (0.3333 times curve segment)
  • Option to make nodes cusp
  • Numeric input for weight
  • Option to set number of Steps with CTRL to quickly snap the weight in node/handle editing
  • Apply changes if weight ... applies changes in the widgets to all nodes with weight == 0 or weight > 0 or both, for example, retains cusp nodes when you change the weight and have unselected "Apply changes if weight == 0".
  • Change only selected nodes applies to all other widgets changes.
  • Shows a helper path with the final shape and the generated new nodes.

Roughen

Roughen LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130Dbt0juvY

This path effect is a semi-clone of two extensions, ("add nodes" and "jitter nodes") and handles units.

The parameters are similar to both extensions and adds a global randomizer.

  • Can be applied to paths, shapes and groups.
  • Can be applied to clips and masks, if they are vector objects.

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Simplify

Simplify LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaWujN_iTSk

Simplifies a vector element using a non-destructive live path effect.

  • Can be used on paths, shapes and groups of these.
  • Can be applied to clips and masks, if they are vector objects
  • The effect's threshold can be modified in the preferences dialog, by setting a numeric parameter.
  • Apply Simplify multiple times in the same LPE.

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This path effect can optionally be applied directly via the pencil/freehand drawing tool's tool bar when creating a new path. It then replaces the normal smoothing (which would be a destructive operation).

Perspective/Envelope

Perspective/Envelope LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjKGatyxTZ8

Both deformations can be applied by specifying 4 points.

  • Two modes, perspective and envelope
  • Can be used on paths, shapes and groups.
  • Also works with vector clips and masks.

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Lattice Deformation 2

Lattice Deformation 2 LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlK9L88_tWE
Symmetry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhuVjqFA6ig

  • Deforms an object by 25 handles arranged in a mesh
  • Optionally deforms symmetrically along vertical or horizontal axis or both.
  • Can be applied to paths, shapes and groups.
  • Also works on vector clips and masks.

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Show Handles

Show Handles LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ul_PR9XYo

An LPE version of the Show Handles extension.

  • Works on paths, shapes and groups.
  • Works on clones.
  • Node and Handle shapes are resizeable
  • If not applied to a clone, this is a destructive LPE, it does not save styles, better work on a copy!

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Transform by two points

Transform by 2 points LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmYdWoXXIw
Extended video (Elastic rubber): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOWTeZC_LjM

Transforms an element by two control points (e.g. moving, skewing, resizing and rotation). You can position the control points on the bounding box edge midpoints or by the index of the nodes of the original path. Thanks to Ivan Louette for the idea for this effect!

  • Works on paths, shapes. With groups you have limited features constrained to bounding box.
  • Allows snapping of both control points.
  • Allows to fix angle or distance.
  • Elastic mode to simulate a rubber band path.
  • Two bounding box edge midpoints can be used as control points if 'From original width' is active.

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Rotate copies

Rotate copies LPE

Extended video (partial fuse path): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpI8gRbkTu4
Extended video (live editing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQpvfgT4mE
Extended video (kaleidoscope): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfMixSKy3Eo

Arranges identical elements dynamically on an arc or circle.

  • Works on paths, shapes and groups of paths.
  • Allows to fuse the result to create kaleidoscope-like effects
  • Allows to arrange the copies on an arc when the 360° copies checkbox is not checked.
  • Live editing.

Mirror Symmetry

Mirror LPE

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1sj4AeU3Yo

Mirrors an item dynamically.

  • Works on paths, shapes and groups.
  • Allows to fuse the result.
  • Different mirror lines: Free, bounding box center X, bounding box center Y, Document center X, Document center Y.

Attach Path

Attach Path LPE

Connect a path to another path (optionally at each end), by attaching it to a specified location on the other path (specified as in <node number>.<fraction of segment length>, or by dragging a handle).

The connecting curve segment can be shaped with handles, or by entering a number.

This LPE makes it possible for the first time to have 'crossings' between paths that move with the path when it is modified, which isn't possible within the SVG specification.

Bounding Box

Bounding Box LPE

An arbitrary path can be used to serve as a bounding box rectangle for the path that is linked. It will follow all transformations of the linked path. This can, for example, be used to provide a background for exporting as png.

Ellipse by 5 Points

Ellipse by 5 Points LPE

An ellipse will be constructed, whose circumference will go through each of the nodes of a 5-node path.

Fill between Many

Fill Between Many LPE

Adds a fill to a collection of independent open paths, connecting their ends with straight lines.

  • The LPE is applied to one path (which will be converted into the fill, and serves as a 'container' for the effect).
  • The other paths, which are part of the drawing, can then be added to it by copy-pasting in the LPE dialog.
  • The order in which the paths are filled can be changed, and the direction can be reversed for each path independently.

Now it is possible to apply the kind of path effects which only work on a path without subpaths (PowerStroke, Taper Stroke, ...) to the single paths (see image for an example).

Fill between Strokes

Fill Between Strokes LPE

Similar to 'Fill between Many', but can only be used on two open paths, to fill them seamlessly.

  • Requires a 'container' path, which will turn into the fill after the first path has been added to the LPE.
  • Connects one couple of path ends with a stroke, if the path that functions as a container has a stroke set.
  • Can also be used to apply a duplicate stroke.

Interpolate Points

Interpolate Points LPE variations

This LPE redraws all path segments, using one of the following interpolation methods:

  • Centripetal Catmull-Rom
  • CubicBezierFit
  • CubicBezierJohan
  • Linear
  • SpiroInterpolator

Join Type

Join Type LPE variations

The LPE allows you to set the type of connection to be used on cusp nodes and path end caps.

  • Available join types:
    • Beveled
    • Extrapolated Arc
    • Extrapolated Arc Alt1
    • Extrapolated Arc Alt2
    • Extrapolated Arc Alt3
    • Miter
    • Miter Clip
    • Rounded
  • Available end cap types:
    • Butt
    • Peak
    • Rounded
    • Square
  • Set Miter limit
  • Set stroke width

Taper Stroke

Taper Stroke LPE variations

Draw tapered strokes with different settings for open paths without subpaths.

  • Change width of stroke ends with handles on both ends, or by entering offset numerically
  • Different amounts of rounding can be applied
  • Stroke width can be changed
  • Join type for cusp nodes can be selected:
    • Beveled
    • Extrapolated
    • Miter
    • Rounded

Pen / Bézier tool

  • New shortcut to automatically close a path when it is being drawn: Shift + Enter

Spray tool

Extended video 1 (No overlap): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uehj4ATOWos
Extended video 2 (No overlap multiple items): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTG2U3qlb4
Extended video 3 (Over visible, pick color): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTdKu7mAZE8
Extended video 4 (Pressure): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdQnxd_z30
Extended video 5 (Trace -clones- dialog): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn3vzf-yA_w

  • New eraser mode
  • More pressure toggles added
  • "No overlap" option with optional multiple elements
  • "No overlap" option between different background colors
  • Configurable offset for overlaps
  • Color picker from center or average area
  • Apply picked color to fill
  • Apply picked color to stroke
  • Invert picked colors
  • Spray over transparent background areas
  • Spray over non-transparent background areas
  • Makes use of "Trace the drawing" options from Tiled Clones dialog

Measure tool

Extended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE0cVDGCzbM

  • Measure is kept until a new one is made (only visible when using measure tool)
  • Repositioning of origin/end
  • Convert to object
  • Convert to guides
  • Add just the distance measurement, consisting of editable text and a line indicating start and end
  • Display a 'phantom measurement' temporarily to be able to compare two measurements
  • Reverse origin/end
  • Measure global
  • Measure only current layer
  • Change precision

Gradient tool

  • To accomodate for keyboards that do not have an Insert key, the keyboard combination Shift+I can now also be used to insert a new stop into a gradient.

Align and Distribute

  • NEW: drop-down chooser with options to align nodes relative to each other in node editing mode.

Import / Export

Export PDF / EPS / PS

  • The default PostScript level for exporting from the command line changes from 2 to 3 (consistent with the user interface PS exporter which defaults to level 3). Level 3 is required for gradient support.

Export Optimized SVG

  • Completely redesigned settings dialog
  • Starting with version 0.92, Inkscape uses the Scour version installed on the system (e.g. via "pip install scour") instead of a bundled version so you can always profit from the latest improvements
  • A lot of new features and fixes in the Scour module itself, check out the release notes (Scour 0.26 from 2011-05-09 was the version that has been bundled with Inkscape 0.91)

Export to PNG

  • PNG file extension is now enforced, to prevent exporting with invalid / misleading file extensions.

Extensions

New

  • Render > Seamless Pattern (Screencast)
  • Images > Set Image Attributes (Bug #1357808, can be used to fix the scaling problem of raster images in SVGs created with previous Inkscape versions)
  • Render > NiceCharts (github repo, not maintained)
  • Arrange > Deep Ungroup (Bug #171117)

Plotter Driver

Multiple Pens

The Plotter driver (Extensions -> Export -> Plot) can now handle multiple pens to create colorful drawings on Pen Plotters:

  • Create a layer for every pen to use and move the corresponding drawings into it
  • Name the layer with a title like "Pen 1" or "MyLayerName Pen 1", where the number corresponds to the pen number the plotter should use
  • The layer name always overrides the standard pen setting in the plot menu

Serial Connection

The connection settings now allow you to specify rarely used serial connection settings like byte size, stop bits and parity. Most plotters use the default settings, so only change these if you know what you are doing.

HPGL Export

The HPGL export (File -> Save as -> HP Grafics Language file) has now the same multiple pens feature as the #Plotter Driver.

HPGL Import

The HPGL import (File -> Open -> Select .hpgl file) can now import multiple pens into corresponding layers, see #Plotter Driver for more information.

PDF Import

The image 'interpolate' value is now used to determine how to display bitmaps (interpolated or blocky).

Miscellaneous Improvements

  • Arrange > Restack has new options to reverse and shuffle the z-order of selected objects.
  • Render > Random Tree has new option to omit redundant segments.
  • Visualize Path > Measure Path has additional text layout options.
  • Render > Barcode was updated with new EAN2 code and extended EAN13 with automatic EAN2 and EAN5 additions
  • Color > Randomize now allows to set the range for randomization, and (with some limits) can now also randomize opacity
  • Modify Path > Jitter nodes was partially rewritten and now also supports Pareto and Log-Normal distributions.

Extension Development

  • It is now possible for an extension to retrieve a list of selected nodes (See Bug #171640 for an example extension).

Filters / Blend Modes

New Filters

  • Color > Color Blindness filter allows to simulate different color blindness conditions.

New Blend Modes

Blend Modes can now be applied to single objects as well as to layers.

In addition to the previously available modes 'Multiply', 'Screen', 'Darken' and 'Lighten', the following modes are now available:

  • Overlay
  • Color Dodge
  • Color Burn
  • Hard Light
  • Soft Light
  • Difference
  • Exclusion
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Color
  • Luminosity

Other dialogs

Document Properties: Licences

All selectable licences have been updated to most current version.

Filter Editor

Filter list now displays how often a filter is used.

Menus

  • 'Resize page to selection' added to Edit menu, shortcut: Shift+Ctrl+R
  • 'Pop selection out of group' available in context menu of objects which are part of a group, when the group has been entered, and via the 'Objects' menu. It will move the object up by one level in the grouping hierarchy.
  • 'Create Clip Group' from context menu groups the selected objects and clips that group with a clone of itself. This allows for quick creation of, for example, inset shadows.

Other user interface

Node Snapping

Snapping in the node tool has been improved:

  • When double clicking to insert new nodes, the position of these new nodes will snap to for example path intersections and to path-guide intersections
  • When grabbing a segment of a path and dragging it to deform it, the pointer will now snap

Checkerboard Background

It is now possible to use a checkerboard background when editing. This allows one to clearly see the transparency of objects. (See "Page" tab of the "Document Properties" dialog.)

View Box

One can now set the SVG 'viewBox' attribute from the GUI. This attribute sets the scale of the drawing by determining the real-world value of the SVG user unit (pixel size).

Lock Guides

Now guides can be locked and unlocked globally or individually.

Panning

Panning with space bar can now be deactivated in the Preferences (uncheck Behavior > Scrolling > Mouse Move pans when Space is pressed).

SVG and CSS

  • The 'marker-orientation' property now recognizes units ('deg', 'rad', 'grad' and 'turn').
  • The new SVG 2 'context-fill' and 'context-stroke' properties are implemented which allows the auto-matching of arrowhead fill color to path stroke color.
  • The new SVG 2 marker orientation attribute value 'auto-start-reverse' is implemented. This allows one arrow marker to be used for both ends of a path.
  • The new CSS 3 'mix-blend-mode' and 'isolation' properties are implemented, allowing setting the blend mode between objects without using filters.
  • The new SVG 2 'paint-order' property is now supported. This allows setting the order in which the fill, stroke, and markers are drawn (see the 'Stroke style' tab in the 'Fill and Stroke' dialog).
  • The SVG 1.2/SVG 2 'vector-effect' property's 'non-scaling-stroke' value is now supported. This will keep the stroke width fixed regardless of the zoom factor.
  • The new SVG 2 'mesh' paint server is supported, including bicubic auto-smoothing. A primitive GUI is available.
  • The SVG 1.1 'text-decoration' property is now rendered (underlines, strike through, etc.). CSS 3 'text-decoration' properties are also rendered.
  • The new SVG 2 'hatch' paint server is now supported.
  • The CSS 'white-space' property is now supported. Use of this property was added in SVG 2 to replace the now deprecated 'xml:space' attribute.
  • The SVG 1.1 'textLength" and 'textAdjust' attributes are implemented, however, there is no GUI for these attributes.
  • Rendering of the Component Transfer filter primitive has been corrected.
  • Units are now recognized in the text and tspan 'x', 'y', 'dx', and 'dy' attributes.
  • Percentage values are now interpreted correctly for shapes.

New SVG 2 and CSS 3 features are generally not enabled in the GUI until widespread support in browsers.

New dependencies

  • The Paintbucket and Trace Bitmap tools now use an external copy of the Potrace library, which is available in many Linux distributions or can be obtained from http://potrace.sourceforge.net
  • Export to Optimized SVG now depends upon an external copy of the Scour python module, which can be obtained via pip (pip install scour), package management (version may be outdated) or from the scour project github site. For Windows versions, the module is included.

Translations

New UI translations for Assamese, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari), Konkani (Latin and Devanagari scripts), Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri (Meetei Mayek and Bengali scripts), Marathi, Odia, Santali (Devanagari and Ol-Chiki scripts), Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu (Perso-Arabic and Devanagari scripts).

Many other translations have been updated and improved.

Notable Bugfixes

  • Severe performance issues on MS Windows, 64bit Inkscape builds on systems with Intel graphic cards (hiding the rulers was a workaround for Inkscape 0.91) (bug #1351597)
  • On MS Windows, 64bit Inkscape builds, printing may result in mostly black pages when partial opacity is used in the document (bug #1418865)
  • Printing offsets page (Windows) (bug #918319)
  • "Tiled Clones" inside transformed groups/layers in resized documents are displaced (bug #168651)
  • Displaced clones, offsets (bug #844909, bug #653574, bug #1152657, bug #1245339, bug #168013, bug #177751)
  • Crash on quit before saving has completed, resulting in incompletely saved files (bug #967416)
  • Guides: Colour not rendered opening saved document (bug #1374870)
  • Text tool: Fails to set new default font family (bug #1227232)
  • Extensions: Failure with documents lacking width/height attributes (bug #1461346, bug #1463623)
  • UI: Missing icons with Gtk+'s built-in icon theme (Windows, OS X) (bug #1269698)
  • Text rendering cuts off trailing character (bug #1283194, bug #1450675)
  • Paste style - markers are omitted (bug #1467674)
  • DXF export doesn't support <line> and <circle> elements (bug #1474347, bug #1489320)
  • Crash when importing raster images of different file types (bug #1467103)
  • Filter effects and blur quality options broken (bug #1512729) (To get the same render quality in 0.92 as you had in 0.91, you need to set filter effects quality to 'Better' and the blur quality to 'Average'.)
  • Shape: 'Triangle in' and 'Triangle out' are identical (bug #1525401)

Many other crashes, memory leaks and lots of little things have also been fixed. For an exhaustive list of bugs that have been fixed, please see the milestones page for Inkscape 0.92 and the milestones page for the (not released) Inkscape version 0.91.1.

Known Issues

  • Fonts that are loaded by font managing software on Windows are not available for selection in Inkscape (bug #1416674)
  • Dialogs that have been minimized do not open again until their icon in the dock is clicked on (bug #1270295, will be fixed in 0.93)
  • The opacity indicator isn't initialized correctly (0% opacity even when the object is fully opaque, bug #1463078, will be fixed in 0.93)
  • For some texts, the line height that is used for displaying the text in 0.91 doesn't correspond to the one that is used in 0.92, so line height is larger than it should be (as a workaround, there is an extension available that can fix those texts).

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