A professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
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Pro Free and open source
Inkscape is GPL-licensed and maintains public repositories.
Pre-built binaries are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Inkscape can be built from source on additional platforms.
Pro It's really easy and fun
Edit and create vector graphics with Inkscape.
Pro Opens lots of file types
Inkscape supports many common formats for import (including SVG, Photoshop and Illustrator) and its plugin architecture allows more to be added.
Con No Gradient Mesh tool
Gradient Mesh or a comparable tool is not available in Inkscape.
Con Very slow startup on some systems
Depending on factors like how many fonts you have installed, Inkscape can take upwards of 30 seconds to launch.