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.