The new version of Inkscape 1.2 has been released

After a year of development, the launch of the new version of the free vector graphics editor Inkscape 1.2, version in which several changes have been made and the most important ones stand out, for example, new effects, new interfaces and more.

The editor provides flexible drawing tools and provides support for reading and saving images in SVG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, WMF, EMF, sk1, PDF, EPS, PostScript, and PNG formats.

Inkscape 1.2 Main New Features

In this new version it is highlighted that the multi-page document support, which allows you to place multiple pages in a document, import them from multi-page PDF files, and select individual pages when exporting.

The display of the palette and color swatches has been redone, In addition, a new dialog box has been added to customize the appearance of the panel with a palette, which allows you to dynamically change the size, number of elements, layout and indentations in the palette with an instant preview of the result.

It is also noted that a new live contour effect (mosaic) to create mosaic patterns and structures, allowing you to quickly copy/duplicate a large number of objects or create unusual patterns and variations from repetitive structures.

In addition, it is also noted that it has been added a new interface to control snapping to shape boundaries (Snap to Guides), which allows you to align objects directly on the canvas, minimizing the use of alignment and placement tools.

On the other hand, it also highlights panel redesigned to work with gradients, now el gradient control is combined with the dialog fill and stroke control. Fine-tuning of gradient parameters has been simplified. Added a list of anchor point colors to make it easier to select the gradient anchor point.

Of the other changes that stand out of this new version:

  • Added a new interface for editing markers and line textures.
  • All alignment and distribution options have been moved to a common “Align and Distribute” dialog.
  • Provided the ability to customize the content of the toolbar. Tools can be grouped by dragging from the edge, sorted, and placed in multiple columns.
  • Added support for exporting in batch mode, allowing you to save the output in multiple formats at once, including SVG and PDF.
  • Dither support has been added to improve the export and display quality of images with a limited size palette (missing colors are recreated by mixing existing colors).
  • A Clipart Importer extension has been proposed to search for and download SVG content hosted on various sites, including Wikimedia, Open Clipart, and the Inkscape Community Collection.
  • The 'Layers' and 'Objects' dialogs have been merged.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it about the new version of Inkscape 1.0.2 you can check the details In the following link.

How to install Inkscape 1.2 on Ubuntu and derivatives?

Finally, for those who are interested in being able to install this new version in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-derived systems, they should open a terminal in the system, this can be done with the key combination "Ctrl + Alt + T".

And in her we are going to type the following command with which we will add the application repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

sudo apt-get update

Done this to install inkscape, we just have to type the command:

sudo apt-get install inkscape

Another method of installation is with the help of the flatpak packages and the only requirement is to have the support added to the system.

In a terminal we just have to type the following command:

flatpak install flathub org.inkscape.Inkscape

Finally another of the methods offered directly by Inkscape developers, is using AppImage file which you can download directly from the app's website. In the case of this version, you can open a terminal and in it you can download the appimage of this latest version by typing the following command in it:

wget https://inkscape.org/gallery/item/33450/Inkscape-dc2aeda-x86_64.AppImage

Done the download, now you just have to give permissions to the file with the following command:

sudo chmod +x Inkscape-dc2aeda-x86_64.AppImage

And that's it, you can run the app image of the application by double-clicking on it or from the terminal with the command:

./Inkscape-dc2aeda-x86_64.AppImage

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