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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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1.5 Inkscape and Its Competition

Of course, Inkscape is far from being the only game in town. There have existed and still exist dozens of vector editors: commercial and open source, for different platforms, generic and specialized, alive and dead. Only a few of them, however, deserve to be mentioned here. Currently, all of Inkscape’s serious competitors are commercial (and often quite costly) applications, usually limited to the Windows and Mac platforms, which means Inkscape’s zero cost and cross-platform availability immediately give it a competitive advantage.

1.5.1 Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator takes the indisputable first place in this list. An immensely powerful and feature-packed application, it is usually considered the leader in ...

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