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Inkscape Plugins, Scripts, and Templates

  • 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.
  • 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



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  • 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.


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


  • 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


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)


  • 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).
  • 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.




  • 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.



  • 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.


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



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


Open Clip Art Library




(version >= 2.8 include a good mozilla SVG plugin)
  • Contact
    • #librsvg or #librsvg


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


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


  • 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();'


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

And two more specialized in graph :


(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