Release notes/1.0.1

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TODO: Add changes made to 1.0.x after July 25, 2020 and changes made to extensions 1.0.x branch after July 23, 2020

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About this release

Definitely not released yet.

Inkscape 1.0.1 is a stability and bugfix release.

The most notable improvements are:

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Bug fixes


  • AppImage:
    • now comes with Python 3.8 (Commit)
  • Snap:
    • now uses the system's font cache and thus finds all installed fonts (Commit)
    • can now make use of extensions with custom user interfaces (e.g. InkStitch) (Commit)

General User Interface

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  • The zoom correction factor no longer depends on the display unit, so correction works properly for documents that are not in mm (Commit)


  • The document properties dialog can now be resized even if one is using display scaling on a hidpi screen on Linux


  • 3D-box tool:
    • Keyboard shortcuts for changing angles in the 3D-box tool were adjusted to work as documented, even with the Y-axis inverted (Commit)
  • Eraser tool:
    • The mass value field is no longer greyed out and can be used (Commit)
  • Node tool:
    • Path > Reverse now works on subpaths again (Commit)
  • Pencil tool:
    • The 'flatten simplify (LPE)' button now only shows up when it can be used (Commit)
  • Selector tool:
    • Keyboard shortcuts with Alt key for rotating objects also work as documented again with the Y-axis inversion (Commit)
    • Objects no longer seemingly jump or scale up when moving multiple of them with snapping turned on (Commit)
    • Default snap delay was set to 0 so snapping will work more precisely (Commit)
  • Text tool:
    • Line height doesn't change spontaneously when switching tools while having text selected (Commit)

Import / Export

  • when saving as PDF / PS / EPS + LaTeX, % signs are now properly escaped (Commit)
  • the dpi value for exporting to PNG can be specified as a decimal number again

Live Path Effects

  • The Knot LPE allows to switch the direction of self-crossings (Commit)
  • LPE selection dialog looks better now with some desktop themes (Commit)
  • Fill between many: option 'fuse coincident points' has been replaced with good defaults (Commit)


  • Inkscape no longer becomes unresponsive when opening a document with lots of style tags in it (Commit)


  • Relative paths to linked images no longer break when using an extension (Commit)
  • Plot extension and HPGL Output extension no longer have an option to automatically convert objects to path, this is now always done (except for texts) (Commit)
  • The Interpolate extension now also interpolates gradients in fills and in strokes (before, it could only interpolate flat colors) and named colors (Commit)
  • The extension Render > Barcode > Datamatrix now renders 64 x 64 datamatrices correctly (Commit)
  • New extension Color > List All lists all colors used in a document and indicates how often they are used (Commit)
  • Rendering a 3D Polyhedron no longer gives deprecation warnings (Commit)
  • Path elements are now transformed correctly when applying transformation matrices to them (Commit)
  • JessyInk presentations now work again (Commit)
  • The Measure Path extension now also works when the Help tab is open when clicking on Apply (Commit
  • Text element coordinates are now interpreted correctly, even if they use a different unit than px (Commit) and their (guessed) bounding boxes now consider transforms
  • Extensions that adjust colors now work on groups again (Commit)
  • Basic extension for exporting as pdf from Scribus was added (not really functional yet, Commit)
  • Color > Randomize extension now works correctly for the Hue and Lightness parameters
  • The Mesh Gradient to Path extension now works again (Commit)
  • The unnecessary Live preview was removed from the Interactive Mockup extension (Commit)
  • The DPI Switcher extension works again (Commit)
  • The Perspective / Envelope extension now considers transforms (Commit)
  • The Interpolate extension works with the tutorial files again (Commit)
  • Extensions now understand what to do with the CSS unit Q (1/40th of a cm) (Commit)
  • The Hershey text extension fonts now contain letters needed to plot in Danish (Commit)
  • When switching plotter pens using the HPGL output extension, the plotter no longer makes a dot with the new pen at the end of the old pen's line (Commit)

Extension failure fixes

Fix a failure …

  • … when exporting a document with unknown SVG tags to HTML5 canvas (Commit)
  • … when trying to access a document node with an unknown tag (Commit)
  • … when trying to import a dxf file with a circle / ellipse (Commit)

Extension API changes / Improvements for Extension Developers

Upcoming deprecations (1.1 will issue a warning, while both the old and the new version will just work in 1.0.1):


  • Changes to filter region handles are now saved to the file (Commit)


  • The same file can now be used to create multiple template files (Commit)

Color management

  • When using color management, the color selector works again (Commit)

Command line

  • the pre-1.0 options --export-[type]=, --file= and --without-gui= now have a fallback and print out a warning (Commit)
  • when converting a pdf to svg on the command line, the poppler text import method no longer changes randomly (Commit)
  • opening files with Windows drive paths (with colons) works again (Commit)
  • background color is now exported to PNG when using --export-background even when --export-background-opacity is not set explicitly (Commit)

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Crash fixes

Fix a crash …

  • … when applying Offset LPE to groups (Commit)
  • … when closing Inkscape while the filter editor dialog is open (Commit)
  • … with some cursor themes that do not contain an upward arrow cursor (Commit)
  • … when the file to open does not exist (Commit)
  • … when resizing a document with a grid, when the document properties dialog is closed (Commit)
  • … when opening a malformed pdf where the selected page does not exist (Commit)
  • … when creating a clone of / opening a file with a symbol from an object with a CSS style (Commit)
  • … when exporting an object identified by its ID to SVG from the command line (Commit)
  • … when using the dropper tool a lot (Commit)

More bug fixes

There were even more issues fixed than those listed above, but these probably only affect a small portion of users, or are relevant for development and packaging only.

For a complete list, visit our GitLab issue tracker and see the commit history (all changes since DATE until release date).


The following user interface translations received updates:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Russian

The following documentation translations received updates:

  • French
  • Croatian
  • Catalan

Contributing to translations

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Contributing to documentation and documentation translation

Contributions to the documentation translations, as well as improvements to its contents, are welcome at the inkscape-docs repository.

Known issues

Previous releases