Project Release Information
This release adds a new Gaussian Blur SVG filter.
This allows you to
softly and naturally blur any Inkscape objects,
and enables a wide range
of photorealistic effects such as shading, drop
shadows, glows, etc.
A history dialog allows you to browse your change
history. There have
been performance improvements to rendering speed,
on the order of 2-3%
in general. Compositing quality is also improved
through the removal of
banding seen in gradients.
This bugfix version fixed some crashes on Windows and Mac OS X along with packaging issues.
New features include the Layers dialog, support for clipping and masking, improved PDF export with transparency, configurable keyboard shortcuts, an innovative "node sculpting" capability in the Node tool, and the Outline mode. Significant gains were achieved in performance, especially in screen rendering and the Node tool. Noticeable user interface changes include docked color swatches, an interactive style indicator in the statusbar, a redesigned preferences dialog, a text toolbar, and new icons.
Connectors were added. Inkboard networked
collaborative editing was implemented using
Jabber. Tablet pressure and tilt sensitivity are
now supported. Node editing was improved. New
extensions include envelope distortion, whirling,
and adding nodes. Precision was improved. Limits
were expanded. Usability was improved. Several
bugfixes were made. SVG compliance was enhanced
with support for the viewBox element.
New features include flowed text, text selection,
a gradient tool, effects, color swatches, colored
clones, tile tracing, grid arrangement, baseline
alignment, unclumping, better PS/EPS export,
command line SVG analysis, better SVG/CSS
compliance, Mac OS X support, and more.
Inkscape is a drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). The supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, it supports Creative Commons meta-data, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, and SVG XML editing. It also imports several formats like EPS, Postscript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.