Scalable Vector Graphic fans of the world rejoice – Open Source’s premier vector drawing application Inkscape has been bumped up to 0.48, adding lots of fixes and features for artists to get excited about in the process.
New & improved
The text tool in particular has received lots of attention and now has support for: -
- “Line Spacing:” Distance between baselines of adjacent lines
- “Letter Spacing:” Spacing between letters
- “Word Spacing:” Spacing between words
- “Horizontal kerning”
- “Vertical shift”
- “Character rotation”
The new multi-mode spray tool allows users to quickly ‘[create] effects that previously would take much longer to achieve’.
Other changes include a handful of new extensions, improved exporting & select UI changes. More information can be found in the release notes.
Source can found @ http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lang=en.
Alternatively the build is available for installation via the Inkscape Nightly PPA @ https://launchpad.net/~inkscape-nightly/+archive/ppa/+packages