Inkscape 1.2 Now in Beta! New Extension to Fetch SVG from Wikimedia, OpenClipart

The next major of Inkscape 1.2 now in beta stage! See what’s new in the release of the free open-source vector graphics editor.

The Beta is the second development release comes with multiple crash fixes, packaging, performance and UI improvements. Compare to the previous Alpha, it features:

  • New Image importer extension that fetches SVG images from Wikimedia, OpenClipart & more.
  • Option to browse for files in the Welcome dialog.
  • New imagery from the About Screen Contest.

And, here are the main features compare to the Inkscape 1.1 stable:

  • Multi-page documents support, via the new Page tool.
  • Editable markers and dash patterns.
  • Layers and objects dialog merged.
  • New Tiling Live Path Effect.
  • On-canvas alignment snapping.
  • Selectable object origin for numerical scaling and moving
  • All alignment options in a single dialog
  • Gradient editing in the Fill and Stroke dialog
  • Redesigned Export dialog.
  • Snap settings refactored.
  • Configurable Tool bar, continuous icon scaling and many more new customization options.

Get Inkscape 1.2:

The developer team provides testing packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux, which is available to download at the link below:

Linux user may just grab the .Appimage package, add executable permission in its “Properties > Permissions” dialog. Finally click run the package to launch the graphics editor.

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