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Inkscape 0.46 already has a flexible plug-in architecture for grids, allowing several grids to be displayed at the same time. While having rect and axonometric or isometric grid at the same time probably doesn't make a lot of sense, here is how we could make the best use of it:

Composition guides

There is a fair number of composition rules that in terms of software means displaying various guidelines. This is a list of most often used ones:


  • golden sections
  • rule of thirds
  • golden triangles (two versions, see Rawstudio)
  • harmonious triangles (two versions, see Rawstudio)
  • golden spiral (see digiKam)
  • 9 sections


Each composition guide needs its own line color to make it stand out a little from other guides

Zoomed in/out display

Guides should always be displayed with 1px line width and not be displayed at zoom level where lines cannot be distinguished from each other anymore.


We will probably need the power of Jon Cruz'a natural home baked mini toolbars :)