vector-based drawing programInkscape loads and saves a subset of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format, a standard maintained by the WWW consortium. . Inkscape user interface should be familiar from CorelDraw and similar drawing programs. There are rectangles, ellipses, text items, bitmap images and freehand curves. As an added bonus, both vector and bitmap objects can have alpha transparency and can be arbitrarily transformed. . Inkscape supports multiple opened files and multiple views per file. Graphics can be printed and exported to png bitmaps. . Some of the import and export features are provided using the packages dia, libwmf-bin, pstoedit, skencil, imagemagick, and perlmagick. . Other extensions use ruby, libxml-xql-perl, python-numpy, and python-lxml. You must have these packages to make full use of all extensions and effects. . If you want to use the spellchecker, you have to install aspell and the respective language-pack, e.g. aspell-en or aspell-de.
While the standard doxygen documentation can be accessed through the links in the header, the following documents are additionally available to the interested reader.
Main directory documentation
Inkscape's classes and files in the main directory can be grouped into the following categories:
See also the other directories until doxygen allows setting links to those doc files.
Links to external documentation
External documentation on libraries used in inkscape
C++: gtkmm atkmm gdkmm glibmm pangomm libsigc++ C: GTK+ gdk-pixbuf GObject atk pango ORBit bonobo bonobo-activation libxslt libxml2 Legacy: GnomeVFS
External standards documentation
SVG1.1 SVG1.2 SVGMobile SVGTest PNG XSLT PostScript Gnome-HIG