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== Inkscape Plugins, Scripts, and Templates ==
 
== Inkscape Plugins, Scripts, and Templates ==
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkboard Inkboard] plans to add a shared whiteboard function to Inkscape via XMPP (used by Jabber).  With Inkboard, a local copy of a diagram can be edited "live" by other users you are chatting with.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkboard Inkboard] (development discontinued) plans to add a shared whiteboard function to Inkscape via XMPP (used by Jabber).  With Inkboard, a local copy of a diagram can be edited "live" by other users you are chatting with.
 
* [http://www.digitalunleashed.com/giving.php SVGSlice] allows a high-quality SVG image to be directly sliced into bitmap graphics.
 
* [http://www.digitalunleashed.com/giving.php SVGSlice] allows a high-quality SVG image to be directly sliced into bitmap graphics.
 
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* [http://recusantmind.50webs.com/ Inkscape Extension for Linerider]: allows Inkscape to read and write [http://linerider.com/ LineRider] (.sol) files; can draw straight lines, beziers, zooming, erasing, modifying nodes, text, shapes and other drawings.
== Outside Tutorials and Tips ==
 
* [http://collou.f2o.org/inkspot/ Spotcolors!] Tutorial to create spotcolor separations using Inkscape
 
* [http://popolon.org/gblog2/made-business-cards-easily-with-inkscape Make business cards easily with Inkscape] short tutorial and 85×54mm SVGz templates provided [http://popolon.org/gblog2/categorie/didacticiel/didacticiel-graphique/didacticiel-inkscape/ more Inkscape tutorials] are available
 
* [http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.php A Guide to Inkscape] by Tavmjong Bah
 
* [http://jimmac.musichall.cz/weblog.php/Inkscape?flav=php Stopped Clock Blog] Has some good Flash tutorials & other Inkscape writings
 
* [http://www.deviantart.com/view/14703295/ Icons in Inkscape - mini-tut] by Daj
 
* [http://www.glitchnyc.com/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/technology/opensource/furboa_tutoria.phblox Tutorial: A Simple Approach to Drawing Complex Characters With Inkscape]
 
* [http://www.angelfire.com/mi/kevincharles/inkscape/index.html Unofficial Inkscape Documentation] a great work-in-progress by Kevin Charles
 
* [http://www.coofercat.com/wiki/InkScape Some Inkscape Know-How], a beginner's guide to creating complex shapes and flowing text into them
 
* [http://blog.vybiral.info/my_files/helps/tutorial.png Text following a circle's curve]
 
* [http://out-of-order.ca/lo/inktut.php Making Icons With Inkscape] A beginner's guide to creating nice icons in Inkscape.
 
* [http://www.coswellproductions.org/digital_minicomic_scanning_pasteup.php Using Free Software to Do Inexpensive Digital Paste-Up] A guide to using The GIMP and Inkscape to paste up pages for minicomics.
 
  
 
== Similar Applications ==
 
== Similar Applications ==
  
 
=== Free ===
 
=== Free ===
* [[SodiPodi]]
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==== graphics ====
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* [[SodiPodi]] (discontinued)
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* [[Karbon14]] (Koffice)
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* [[OpenDraw]]
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* [[Sketch|Skencil (formerly known as Sketch)]]
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* [http://www.tuxpaint.org/ Tuxpaint] A child bitmap painting tool supporting SVG stamps and graphics. (GNU/GPL License)
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==== page layout ====
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* [[Abiword]] support SVG import/export with [[librsvg]].
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* [http://scribus.net/ Scribus Home Page] (Contacts: irc.freenode.net #scribus )
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==== animation ====
 
* [[Beez]] SVG animation software for Win32, written in Delphi. "As of 2004-09-30 07:29, this project is no longer under active development."
 
* [[Beez]] SVG animation software for Win32, written in Delphi. "As of 2004-09-30 07:29, this project is no longer under active development."
* [[Cenon]]
 
* [[Dia]] (more for diagrams, less for illustrations)
 
* [[Gestalter]]
 
 
* [[The Gimp gfig]]
 
* [[The Gimp gfig]]
* [[Karbon14]] (Koffice)
 
* [http://glipssvgeditor.sourceforge.net/ GLIPS Graffiti]
 
 
* [[mvComicsMaker]] vector + bitmap animation (not maintened since several years).
 
* [[mvComicsMaker]] vector + bitmap animation (not maintened since several years).
* [[OpenDraw]]
 
* [[Sketch|Skencil (formerly known as Sketch)]]
 
 
* [http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/01/17/2056255&from=rss Synfig] Synfig is a two-dimensional vector animation studio, similar to the commercial product [[Moho]].
 
* [http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/01/17/2056255&from=rss Synfig] Synfig is a two-dimensional vector animation studio, similar to the commercial product [[Moho]].
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* [[KToon]]
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*[http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/pencil/ Pencil] free software (GPL) that support SVG import, manage bitmap/vector animation, serveral layers, drawing with tablet pressure, onionskin, export as flash SWF, movie, image sequence.
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==== diagrams ====
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* [[Dia]] (more for diagrams, less for illustrations)
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* [[Kivio]] (Koffice)
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* [[Xfig]]
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* [http://glipssvgeditor.sourceforge.net/ GLIPS Graffiti]
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==== Graphic notepad ====
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* [http://www.adebenham.com/gournal/ Gournal] a gnome2-perl graphic and text notepad using SVG as fileformat.
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* [http://java-notelab.sourceforge.net/ java-notebook] a java graphic and text notepad using SVG as fileformat
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==== Colors ====
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* [http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ Agave] A simple GNOME application for generating colorschemes in the .gpl (Gimp palette format, not the license) Inkscape/Gimp compatible format. (GNU/GPL License)
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* [http://www.littlecms.com/ [[LittleCMS]] Home Page] Color Management System
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==== Fonts ====
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[[FontForge]] [http://fontforge.sourceforge.net FontForge Home Page]
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** Vector font editor and converter most bitmap/vector font format (ps,TTF,Type1 OpenType...)
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** Can load/save SVG fonts
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** Can import SVG curves to create characters.
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** Interesting feature that could be imported in inkscape: allow to modify curves by draging the curve itself.
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**(feature needed - an utility can be distributed with [[FontForge]] - an open .ttf viewer and printer like [[KeyTypeBook]] for MacOS Classic (7.0 to 9.6) )
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**(w32 [[MinGW]] version (instead of Cygwin) of [[FontForge]] is missing)
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==== Conversion ====
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* [http://www.imagemagick.org/script/magick-vector-graphics.php Magick Vector Graphics] An interesting suite of programs which handle SVG and have the flavour of Image Magick. (GNU/GPL License)
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* [http://wvware.sourceforge.net/libwmf.html Libwmf]  provide the wmf2svg script we use for the extension.
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* [http://thunder.prohosting.com/~rshi/svg/ ps2svg] A nice ps to svg converter written in postscript. Cannot handle text.
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* [http://www.cityinthesky.co.uk/pdf2svg.html pdf2svg] A very useful pdf to svg converter.  (GNU/GPL, requires Poppler and Cairo)
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* [http://fig2vect.sourceforge.net fig2vect] convert from fig format (used by Xfig) to several formats including SVG (BSD license).
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* [http://freshmeat.net/projects/fti2svg.pl fti2svg.pl] A perl script to convert SGI Irix .fti vector-based icons to SVG. (License : proprietary with sources)
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* [[UniConverter]] [http://sourceforge.net/projects/uniconvertor/ UniConverter] is in some way a substitution to Vectorsection. Currently it's based on [http://sk1.sourceforge.net sK1] code, but soon will be separated so that other applications could easier reuse it.
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=== Non-free ===
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* [[Cenon]]
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* [[Gestalter]]
 
* [[Tgif]]
 
* [[Tgif]]
* [[Xfig]]
 
* [[Kivio]] (Koffice)
 
* [[KToon]]
 
  
=== Other ===
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* [[AdobeIllustrator]]
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==== Drawing ====
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* [[Adobe Illustrator]]
 
* [[CorelDraw]]
 
* [[CorelDraw]]
 
* [[MacromediaFreehand]]
 
* [[MacromediaFreehand]]
 
* [[JascWebDraw]]
 
* [[JascWebDraw]]
 
* [[Xara X]]
 
* [[Xara X]]
* [[MicrosoftVisio]]
 
 
* [[Expression]]
 
* [[Expression]]
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* [[Sketsa]]
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* [http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks/ Macromedia Fireworks] Raster graphics for the web; infrastructure shared with other Macromedia software means it works very much like a Vector Graphics program.  More comparable to Adobe [[ImageReady]], but Fireworks is very specifically designed for effecient creation of web graphics. 
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==== Animation ====
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* [[Ikivo Animator]] from [[Ikivo]] is an application that enables designing animated content for mobile devices. Most impressive is the integrated device pro-viewing for guaranteed content accuracy.
 
* [[MacromediaFlash]]
 
* [[MacromediaFlash]]
 
* [[Moho]] Moho is a 2D vector-based cartoon animation application.
 
* [[Moho]] Moho is a 2D vector-based cartoon animation application.
 
* [[theTAB]] The TAB 2.2 Lite is an entry level animation application, intended for creating cartoons.
 
* [[theTAB]] The TAB 2.2 Lite is an entry level animation application, intended for creating cartoons.
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==== Digrams ====
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* [[MicrosoftVisio]]
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==== Colors ====
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* [http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html Color Schemer] A specialized tool for working with colors (for creating color schemes, finding harmonious colors, etc). The link is to an online version of the software.
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==== math ====
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* [http://www.maa.org/editorial/mathgames/mathgames_08_01_05.html  Vector vs Raster] A comprehensive list of 67 Vector-based programs. 32 of the drawing programs support SVG.
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==== Other ====
 
* [[XStudio]]
 
* [[XStudio]]
* [[Sketsa]]
 
* [http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks/ Macromedia Fireworks] Raster graphics for the web; infrastructure shared with other Macromedia software means it works very much like a Vector Graphics program.  More comparable to Adobe [[ImageReady]], but Fireworks is very specifically designed for effecient creation of web graphics. 
 
 
* [[Beatware Mobile Designer]]
 
* [[Beatware Mobile Designer]]
 
* [[Real Draw Pro]]
 
* [[Real Draw Pro]]
* [[Ikivo Animator]] from [[Ikivo]] is an application that enables designing animated content for mobile devices. Most impressive is the integrated device pro-viewing for guaranteed content accuracy.
 
* [http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html Color Schemer] A specialized tool for working with colors (for creating color schemes, finding harmonious colors, etc). The link is to an online version of the software.
 
* [http://www.maa.org/editorial/mathgames/mathgames_08_01_05.html  Vector vs Raster] A comprehensive list of 67 Vector-based programs. 32 of the drawing programs support SVG.
 
* [http://www.imagemagick.org/script/magick-vector-graphics.php Magick Vector Graphics] An interesting suite of programs which handle SVG and have the flavour of Image Magick.
 
  
 
== Viewers ==
 
== Viewers ==
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* Website
 
* Website
 
** [http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html Download Page] updated to v3.03 04/2005
 
** [http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html Download Page] updated to v3.03 04/2005
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== Browsers supporting SVG ==
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=== Konqueror web browser ===
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* Website
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** [http://www.konqueror.org/] The Konqueror KDE web browser support SVG via librsvg plugin (see below).
  
 
=== Mozilla/Firefox SVG ===
 
=== Mozilla/Firefox SVG ===
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** [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Download "Third Party/Unofficial" builds]
 
** [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=42 Download "Third Party/Unofficial" builds]
 
* Cairo will [http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/mt/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=36&search=cairo replace the graphics engine] in 1.9+.
 
* Cairo will [http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/mt/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=36&search=cairo replace the graphics engine] in 1.9+.
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* Contact
 
* Contact
 
** irc.mozilla.org #svg
 
** irc.mozilla.org #svg
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** http://my.opera.com/forums/
 
** http://my.opera.com/forums/
  
=== Mobile phones ===
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== Mobile phones ==
 
There are millions of phones sold with SVGt 1.1 support and the SVGt 1.2 phones will soon hit the market.  
 
There are millions of phones sold with SVGt 1.1 support and the SVGt 1.2 phones will soon hit the market.  
  
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** [http://www.svg.org/special/svg_phones A growing list at svg.org]
 
** [http://www.svg.org/special/svg_phones A growing list at svg.org]
 
** [http://www.ikivo.com/02player_phones.html Phones with the Ikivo Player]
 
** [http://www.ikivo.com/02player_phones.html Phones with the Ikivo Player]
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** [http://developer.sonyericsson.com/site/global/docstools/multimedia/p_multimedia.jsp Sony Ericsson developer site] include SVG guidelines (Inkscape is in the list of recommended tools).
  
 
=== See Also ===
 
=== See Also ===
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* Website(s)
 
* Website(s)
** [http://xsvg.org/ Official XSVG Project]
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** [http://cairographics.org/snapshots/ XSVG Project sources]
 
 
  
 
=== librsvg ===
 
=== librsvg ===
  
* Website(s)
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* Website
 
** [http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/ Official librsvg Project]
 
** [http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/ Official librsvg Project]
 
  (version >= 2.8 include a good mozilla SVG plugin)
 
  (version >= 2.8 include a good mozilla SVG plugin)
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** irc.gnome.org #librsvg or irc.gimp.org #librsvg
 
** irc.gnome.org #librsvg or irc.gimp.org #librsvg
  
=== Scribus ===
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=== wxSVG ===
* Website(s)
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* Website
** [http://scribus.net/ Scribus Home Page]
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** [http://wxsvg.sourceforge.net wxSVG]
* Contact
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* Description
** irc.freenode.net #scribus
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** A c++ library to create, manipulate and render SVG, for the wx toolkit.
  
=== [[LittleCMS]] (Color Management System) ===
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=== Qt ===
 
* Website
 
* Website
** [http://www.littlecms.com/ [[LittleCMS]] Home Page]
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** [http://www.trolltech.com Qt Software]
* Contact
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* Description
** mailing list on sourceforge.net
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** The documentation states, "Qt supports the static features of SVG 1.2 Tiny.  ECMA scripts and DOM manipulation are currently not supported."  Support for rendering is provided via QSvgRenderer, and writing support via QSvgGenerator.
  
=== ps2svg ===
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=== [[VectorSection|VectorSection]] ===
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*[http://vectorsection.org/ VectorSection] is an open-source collection of programs which form a universal vector-graphics translation system
  
A nice ps to svg converter written in postscript. Cannot handle text.
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=== [[Libcaca]] ===
http://thunder.prohosting.com/~rshi/svg/
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*[http://libcaca.zoy.org/ libcaca] (Colour AsCii Art library) is a library and a set of tools to convert pictures and video to colored ascii art. It allow to export rendered color ascii art to SVG, PNG, ANSI colored text, HTML and PS.
  
=== libwmf ===
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=== GD::SVG perl module ===
* Website
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*[http://search.cpan.org/~twh/GD-SVG-0.28/SVG.pm GD::SVG] allow any perl script using GD API to render graphics to render SVG using cairo instead of traditional GD bitmap by only replacing 'Use GD' by 'Use GD::SVG' and 'GD::Image->new();' by 'GD::SVG::Image->new();'
**[http://wvware.sourceforge.net/libwmf.html Libwmf] provide the wmf2svg script we use for the extension.
 
  
=== [[FontForge]] ===
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=== Ruby ===
* Website
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There is at least 4 libs to manipulate/render SVG in Ruby :
** [http://fontforge.sourceforge.net FontForge Home Page]
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Two for managing SVG generally
* Description:
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* [http://ruby-svg.sourceforge.jp/ Ruby-SVG]
** Vector font editor and converter (ps,TTF, ...).
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* [http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/ ruby-gnome2] contain a libRSVG binding for Ruby
** Interesting feature that could be imported in inkscape: allow to modify curves by draging the curve itself.
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And two more specialized in graph :
**(feature needed - an utility can be distributed with [[FontForge]] - an open .ttf viewer and printer like [[KeyTypeBook]] for MacOS Classic (7.0 to 9.6) )
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* [http://scruffy.rubyforge.org/ Scruffy]
**(w32 [[MinGW]] version (instead of Cygwin) of [[FontForge]] is missing)
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* [http://www.germane-software.com/software/SVG/SVG::Graph/ SVG::Graph]
  
=== [[UberConverter|Uber converter / Vectorstation]] ===
 
*[http://scratchcomputing.com/projects/vectorsection/ Vectorstation] is an open-source collection of programs which form a universal vector-graphics translation system
 
  
 
== Note ==
 
== Note ==

Latest revision as of 12:00, 15 March 2016

This page was last updated in 2009, and thus some of the programs it references may no longer be under active development. If you can help updating the page, please contact the Inkscape developers mailing list, or the docs mailing list.


Inkscape Plugins, Scripts, and Templates

  • Inkboard (development discontinued) plans to add a shared whiteboard function to Inkscape via XMPP (used by Jabber). With Inkboard, a local copy of a diagram can be edited "live" by other users you are chatting with.
  • SVGSlice allows a high-quality SVG image to be directly sliced into bitmap graphics.
  • Inkscape Extension for Linerider: allows Inkscape to read and write LineRider (.sol) files; can draw straight lines, beziers, zooming, erasing, modifying nodes, text, shapes and other drawings.

Similar Applications

Free

graphics

page layout

animation

  • Beez SVG animation software for Win32, written in Delphi. "As of 2004-09-30 07:29, this project is no longer under active development."
  • The Gimp gfig
  • mvComicsMaker vector + bitmap animation (not maintened since several years).
  • Synfig Synfig is a two-dimensional vector animation studio, similar to the commercial product Moho.
  • KToon
  • Pencil free software (GPL) that support SVG import, manage bitmap/vector animation, serveral layers, drawing with tablet pressure, onionskin, export as flash SWF, movie, image sequence.

diagrams

Graphic notepad

  • Gournal a gnome2-perl graphic and text notepad using SVG as fileformat.
  • java-notebook a java graphic and text notepad using SVG as fileformat

Colors

  • Agave A simple GNOME application for generating colorschemes in the .gpl (Gimp palette format, not the license) Inkscape/Gimp compatible format. (GNU/GPL License)
  • LittleCMS Home Page Color Management System

Fonts

FontForge FontForge Home Page

    • Vector font editor and converter most bitmap/vector font format (ps,TTF,Type1 OpenType...)
    • Can load/save SVG fonts
    • Can import SVG curves to create characters.
    • Interesting feature that could be imported in inkscape: allow to modify curves by draging the curve itself.
    • (feature needed - an utility can be distributed with FontForge - an open .ttf viewer and printer like KeyTypeBook for MacOS Classic (7.0 to 9.6) )
    • (w32 MinGW version (instead of Cygwin) of FontForge is missing)

Conversion

  • Magick Vector Graphics An interesting suite of programs which handle SVG and have the flavour of Image Magick. (GNU/GPL License)
  • Libwmf provide the wmf2svg script we use for the extension.
  • ps2svg A nice ps to svg converter written in postscript. Cannot handle text.
  • pdf2svg A very useful pdf to svg converter. (GNU/GPL, requires Poppler and Cairo)
  • fig2vect convert from fig format (used by Xfig) to several formats including SVG (BSD license).
  • fti2svg.pl A perl script to convert SGI Irix .fti vector-based icons to SVG. (License : proprietary with sources)
  • UniConverter UniConverter is in some way a substitution to Vectorsection. Currently it's based on sK1 code, but soon will be separated so that other applications could easier reuse it.

Non-free


Drawing

Animation

  • Ikivo Animator from Ikivo is an application that enables designing animated content for mobile devices. Most impressive is the integrated device pro-viewing for guaranteed content accuracy.
  • MacromediaFlash
  • Moho Moho is a 2D vector-based cartoon animation application.
  • theTAB The TAB 2.2 Lite is an entry level animation application, intended for creating cartoons.

Digrams

Colors

  • Color Schemer A specialized tool for working with colors (for creating color schemes, finding harmonious colors, etc). The link is to an online version of the software.


math

  • Vector vs Raster A comprehensive list of 67 Vector-based programs. 32 of the drawing programs support SVG.


Other

Viewers

Adobe SVG Viewer

Browsers supporting SVG

Konqueror web browser

  • Website
    • [1] The Konqueror KDE web browser support SVG via librsvg plugin (see below).

Mozilla/Firefox SVG

Opera Webbrowser SVG Support

Mobile phones

There are millions of phones sold with SVGt 1.1 support and the SVGt 1.2 phones will soon hit the market.

See Also

SVG Implementations at the W3C - Inkscape is not on their list, but Sodipodi is.

SVGGeneralInformation on a separate page.

Transcribers/Platform Optimizers

Co-Projects

Open Clip Art Library


Cairo


XSVG

librsvg

(version >= 2.8 include a good mozilla SVG plugin)
  • Contact
    • irc.gnome.org #librsvg or irc.gimp.org #librsvg

wxSVG

  • Website
  • Description
    • A c++ library to create, manipulate and render SVG, for the wx toolkit.

Qt

  • Website
  • Description
    • The documentation states, "Qt supports the static features of SVG 1.2 Tiny. ECMA scripts and DOM manipulation are currently not supported." Support for rendering is provided via QSvgRenderer, and writing support via QSvgGenerator.

VectorSection

  • VectorSection is an open-source collection of programs which form a universal vector-graphics translation system

Libcaca

  • libcaca (Colour AsCii Art library) is a library and a set of tools to convert pictures and video to colored ascii art. It allow to export rendered color ascii art to SVG, PNG, ANSI colored text, HTML and PS.

GD::SVG perl module

  • GD::SVG allow any perl script using GD API to render graphics to render SVG using cairo instead of traditional GD bitmap by only replacing 'Use GD' by 'Use GD::SVG' and 'GD::Image->new();' by 'GD::SVG::Image->new();'

Ruby

There is at least 4 libs to manipulate/render SVG in Ruby : Two for managing SVG generally

And two more specialized in graph :


Note

(BEN) This page is now rather long, it should be split up ...
(TomB) agreed; some of the bullet points can be condensed (blank lines removed), & links directly about Inkscape can be put in a new page
(BEN) Please remove references to Uberconverter soonest