Release notes/1.3

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Release highlights

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General user interface

indicators of used colors

Color palettes have indicator color of stroke and fill of selected object.


Pressing F temporarily hides on-canvas overlays ( transformation handels, grids,guids ...). This alowes quck previe of final artwork without any distructions

Added display overlay controls in top right corners. you need to have scrollbars enable to see it.

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Node tool

Pattern editing on canvas is now easier you can click on any part of pattern and it wil show you controls on that position. We also outline that shows you edges of pattern.

editing pattern on canvas

Path Operations

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 was added in to UI. You can preview patterns change name, size, rotation, offset, gaps and colors for some spesific patterns. We als added collections of patterns ~paint/pattern.svg so its easier to be orgnized . Since this alows having much more patterns awaylkable we asl added search funcion for easy acces.


Live path effects

Import / Export


All template dialogs (Welcome screen, New from Template, Page tool default sizes) now use the same template sizes ([1] MR #479)

Customization / Theming


macOS-specific Changes

Windows-specific Changes



General Extension Changes

New Extensions

Particular extensions

Bugs fixed

All extensions

Particular extensions

Extension Development

API Changes for Third-Party Extension Developers

Extension Development Documentation

Under the hood

Command line

Behind the curtains

Notable bugfixes

Crash fixes

Fixed a crash that occurred …

  • when …

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.

For a complete list, visit our GitLab issue tracker and see the commit history.


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

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


Important changes for packagers

Known issues

Other releases