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FOSS graphic design app – Inkspace

Inkscape is a free vector graphics program supporting many standard formats.

An excellent alternative to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, Inkscape is a free vector graphics program supporting standard SVG format, as well as XML and CSS standards. This program can do everything you’ll need in a vector graphics program – tracing, path operations, direct XML editing, etc.

For the average teacher creating graphics for a Moodle course, to brighten up a SCORM package, or inclusion in a H5P object, import and export formats include all the common image types, including JPEG and PNG.

There is a definite learning curve for anyone with Inkscape (unless you are already familiar with systems like Adobe Illustrator). But there are some great tutorials: https://inkscape.org/learn/tutorials/

Inkscape is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It’s free and open source. But for many teachers creating online courses the need to create vector graphics is limited. However, for those designers and content creators who are working in a more corporate environment, developing some beautiful graphics for courses may be a necessity.

Find out more at https://inkscape.org

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

2 thoughts on “FOSS graphic design app – Inkspace

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the share Stuart. I had heard of it but now I have checked it our after reading your post. Looks promising for us, the financially challenged.

    • Yes, it’s one of those applications many people have heard of, but haven’t quite had the time to investigate.
      I certainly don’t count myself as an expert with Inkscape, but some of the people I work with certainly are.

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