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The Inkscape team and community are proud to announce the release of Inkscape 0.45, "A Cross-platform Open Source Vector Graphics (SVG) Drawing Tool." Inkscape is a Vector editor along the lines of Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand, except the source code is open to anyone and it is free of charge. As usual, this release has addressed a number of high priorty issues that users had reported and is the most fetaure packed version to date.

We owe a huge thanks to the strong developers and user community that have contributed countless hours on Inkscape 0.45.

:bulletblue: New features in 0.45
:pointr: Gaussian Blur
:pointr: Undo History
:pointr: New (and improved) Effect Extensions - Pattern Along Path, Color Effects, Fractalize, and more...
:pointr: Better SVG/CSS compliance
:pointr: Improved bitmap tracing and re-designed dialog
:pointr: Improved rendering quality and speed
:pointr: Enhancements to the Node, Dropper, and Calligraphy tools
:pointr: Enhanced Outline View
:pointr: New Keyboard Profiles for Illustrator and Freehand users
:pointr: Hundreds of bugfixes and much, much more!

:bulletgreen: Download Inkscape 0.45
:bulletgreen: Release Notes
:bulletgreen: Inkscape website
:bulletgreen: Screenshots

:bulletred: Inkscape on dA
:pointr: dA Inkscape Community
:pointr: Inkscape art in the dA community (developer selections)

inkscape. Draw Freely.
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:iconchaos-kaizer:
chaos-kaizer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
nice update
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KatWylder Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Digital Artist
Improved bitmap tracing? Oh, that's the best part!
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stupid93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wohoo! another program that i MUST try!
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:iconericjd:
EricJD Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Awesome!

Thanks, Inkscape team :)
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gimpPAC Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   General Artist
had no idea such a thing existed...really cool and even though I have Illustrator, I'll probably check it out!
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Just wondering, have you checked it out? :)
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gimpPAC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   General Artist
not yet...I've been really busy. :\
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Southwest Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This has introduced some really nice functionality-- I love the Gaussian Blur tool-- but it seems like it's become crazy buggy and crash-prone, as well as a massive memory hog. I'd submit more bug reports to the SourceForge bug report center, but I'm not exactly sure what causes these things, and a general "Things are really being wonky" note doesn't help at all.

Is this just me, or is anyone else noticing it?
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
One more thing... you should add the inkscape account here on DA to your watch list to get notified of future releases. We don't tend to submit news stories for the bugfix releases. :)
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
We will be releasing 0.45.1 to fix a number of known bugs. Can you give any indication as to what in particular is buggy? Can you reproduce crashes?

We're hoping to have some memory usage reductions in 0.46 (if all goes as planned), but that's probably 6 months or so off. We already have some great new features added to it too. :)
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