Can I use Inkscape for the mobile user interface?


Skip to main content
University data center
Inkscape | Documents | Courses | URZ | Chemnitz University of Technology



"Inkscape is a professional-grade vector graphics creation and editing program for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is free and open source software." (Quoted from
What is Inkscape good for? For creating and editing scalable vector graphics.
  • Illustrations (e.g. for websites)
  • Graphics (also for mobile devices, IoT, ...)
  • simple sketch to complex works of art
  • Cartoons
  • Illustrations for articles and books
  • Organizational charts
  • ...
What can Inkscape do?
  • Draw regular shapes (rectangle, circle, ...)
  • all of these drawn objects can be adapted using attributes
    • Color and fill pattern
    • transparency
    • Markings
  • Objects can
    • transform
    • clone
    • group
  • complex path operations such as:
    • Bitmap tracing
    • Path-bound and object-flowing texts
Where is Inkscape running?
  • Linux, Windows, MacOS X
  • more Unix derivatives
  • Inkscape was started in 2003 by four Sodipodi developers with the aim of writing an absolutely SVG-compliant drawing program in C ++
  • Since then, continuous, community-oriented development process
  • Planning for the release of version 1.0 and more at Inkscape's Hackfest at SCALE17x 2019
  • Inkscape's application for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 was accepted



Front page