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- Pattern editor , Pattern canvas controls, and pattern performance
- Shape builder - New tool for building complex shapes form simple shapes. = live boolean tool
- and so much more!
There has be lots of effort to improve performance of all aspects in Inkscape. Lots of refactoring of various inefficient code: Display- small hacks, handling of Patterns , Paint server and filters. After that we added Multi treading to Bitmap tracing, ...(more to come)
General user interface
Color palettes have indicator color of stroke and fill of selected object.
New feature past on page
You can copy and past object from one page to another
Old permanent snapping toolbar
was added as an option
Settings > Interface > Toolbars
Pressing F temporarily hides on-canvas overlays (transformation handles, grids, guides ...). This allows quick preview of final artwork without any distractions.
Added display overlay controls in top right corners. You need to have scrollbars enable to see it.
OpenGL Canvas rendering (GPU rendering)
We added OpenGL rendering it is highly experimental and its turned off by default. (known to be broken on Mac ). Preferences -> rendering -> OpenGL
Action 1. Ctrl+Alt+T Reapply transform: This allows a user to perform a transformation multiple times and works from the canvas edits or from transform dialog or the select toolbar. Shortcut needs to change, it opens a terminal on Linux.
Action 2. Ctrl+Alt+D Duplicate and transform: This performs a duplication and then reapplies the previous transform to the duplicate. Shortcut needs to change, it minimizes the window on Linux.
Pattern editing on canvas is now easier you can click on any part of pattern and it will show you controls on that position. We also outline that shows you edges of pattern. First square controls position circle controls rotation and second square controls size hold shift to constrain proportions.
We also fixed performance problems with patterns so now you can have smaller patterns in project and also its possible to zoom in on pattern
Lasso selection mode
We added new lasso selection mode hold alt and draw around nodes you want to select. Useful fore selecting nodes insed of complicated geometry
Shape Builder (New)
New tool for fast shape building and Boolean operations.
Use: Select multiple overlapping shapes and select shipbuilder tool. Selection will be fragmented on overlapping areas everything else is going to be hidden until you confirm operation. Now you Click and drag to combine segments together or hold Shift + Click and drag to substract and Sigle click on segment to split. Adding is represented by Blue color removing by pink
fracture : - every overlapping path will be silted in to separate object
flatten: - overlapping object vi be flatten visually (it will delete path that are hidden behind a top path). Useful for separating colors for Screen printing and offset printing
Masking / Clipping
- A new option to preserve clips / masks when ungrouping objects has been added (
Edit → Preferences → Behavior → Clippaths and Masks: When ungroup, clip/mask is preserved in childrens). The option is active by default. This means that when you now ungroup a group that has been clipped, the elements inside it will inherit the clip. Previously, the clip was removed and everything became un-clipped. To go back to previous default behavior, deactivate this new option. (MR #3564) -->
Fill and stroke Dialog
New pattern editor
Added in to UI. You can preview patterns change name, size, rotation, offset, gaps and colors for some specific patterns. We also added collections of patterns
~paint/pattern.svg so its easier to be organized . Since this allows having much more patterns preset we also added search function .
Redesign of this dialog:
- Filter selection moved to a popover
- Effects are listed in a popup menu and can be selected by searching (by name)
- Adjusted connector sizes to make them more compact
- Fixed an issue where all parameters would initially be visible in a docked filter dialog
- Fixed min size of parameters panel to make it fit in a narrow docked dialog
- Reactive layout to accommodate wide dialog
- Added primitive filter attributes to fe-image and fe-tile (#1417)
- Replaced GTK color picker with Inkscape color picker
- Sources can now be hidden (for most use cases only the source graphics is useful; other inputs are broken or need ux work)
Layers and Objects
- you can click and drag to change visibility of multiple objects
- selecting on group does not auto expand .
- Selecting multiple object and and changing visibility/locking applies to all selected
- We added search feature, Its limited implmentation.it does not auto apply search and you need to search for more 3 characters
- we added hover indicator for rows
- added controls for opacity and blending mode
we re added shortcuts for layers navigation and actions:
- arrows to navigate
- space bur confirms (select, apply, open)
- shift -> <- open close group
- shift up down to move in Z order
You can drag and drop symbols on canvas and they are going to be place where you dropped them
Live path effects
Import / Export
All template dialogs (Welcome screen, New from Template, Page tool default sizes) now use the same template sizes ( MR #479)
Customization / Theming
General Extension Changes
API Changes for Third-Party Extension Developers
Extension Development Documentation
Under the hood
Behind the curtains
Fixed a crash that occurred …
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Other bug fixes
Even 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.
The following UI translations received updates:
The Windows installer translation was updated for:
The following documentation translations received updates:
Contributing to interface translations
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Contributing to documentation and documentation translation
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Important changes for packagers
- Inkscape 1.3 — development branch
- Inkscape 1.2 (1.2.1, 1.2.2) — current stable release branch
- Inkscape 1.1 (1.1.1, 1.1.2)
- Inkscape 1.0 (1.0.1, 1.0.2)
- Inkscape 0.92 (0.92.1, 0.92.2, 0.92.3, 0.92.4, 0.92.5)
- Inkscape 0.91
- Inkscape 0.48 (0.48.1, 0.48.2, 0.48.3, 0.48.4, 0.48.5)
- Inkscape 0.47
- Inkscape 0.46
- Inkscape 0.45
- Inkscape 0.44
- Inkscape 0.43
- Inkscape 0.42
- Inkscape 0.41
- Inkscape 0.40
- Inkscape 0.39
- Inkscape 0.38
- Inkscape 0.37
- Inkscape 0.36
- Inkscape 0.35