Gradient meshes and hatching to be removed from SVG 2.0

Gradient meshes and hatching to be removed from SVG 2.0

Life doesn't go easy on the SVG file format. While development of this W3C standard continues, some features are to be axed from SVG 2.0. They remain in the nascent SVG 2.1 specification, but there is no guarantee work will continue on SVG 2.1 after SVG 2.0 is finished.

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Scribus 1.5.4 released with CxF3 and initial QuarkXPress support

Scribus 1.5.4 released with CxF3 and initial QuarkXPress support

The Scribus team announced the release of a new version of this free desktop publishing software, featuring some interesting improvements.

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GIMP 2.10 released, what’s up with the new release policy?

GIMP 2.10 released, what’s up with the new release policy?

Six years and several unstable releases since 2.8.0, GIMP 2.10 is out in the wild for the general public.

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Krita 4.0 released, conversation with the team

Krita 4.0 released, conversation with the team

After 1.5 years in the making, Krita 4.0 is finally released with a ton of improvements mostly for digital painting, but also with a number of features useful for general image editing.

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Mastering Inkscape in 2018: what’s best among books, courses, and tutorials

Mastering Inkscape in 2018: what’s best among books, courses, and tutorials

As someone who maintains social media accounts for a few free/libre software projects, one of the top questions I keep being asked is how/where to learn using this or that application. So this is an attempt to a definitive guide to various learning resources on Inkscape, free/libre vector graphics editor

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2018 in perspective

2018 in perspective

It's arguable, but by now, it's pretty safe to say that the proverbial year of Linux on the desktop is never happening. But... do we really need it so much? Especially if there an impressive lineup of upcoming libre software releases set for 2018? Let's see what this year is bringing us.

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How to view reference images in GIMP

How to view reference images in GIMP

Showing reference images for painting is a somewhat common feature request by GIMP users. While a specifically designed solution surely wouldn't come amiss, there a simple way to work around this. Here is how you can do it with pretty much any version of GIMP from at least the past 10+ years.

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Introducing libresvg, a rival to librsvg and QtSvg

Introducing libresvg, a rival to librsvg and QtSvg

Evgeniy Raizner announced the first public release of libresvg. This new SVG rendering library aims to replace librsvg and QtSvg, as well as become alternative for using Inkscape as an SVG to PNG converter.

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DIGImend Project Revived To Improve Non-Wacom Tablets Support on Linux

DIGImend Project Revived To Improve Non-Wacom Tablets Support on Linux

Nikolai Kondrashov rebooted the DIGImend project that brings support for Genius, Huion, Yiynova, and other non-Wacom graphic tablets to Linux users.

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Valentina Fork Settles Down As Seamly2D, Valentina Goes On

Valentina Fork Settles Down As Seamly2D, Valentina Goes On

Four months into a bizarre fork of Valentina, free pattern-making software for fashion designers, Susan Spencer's leg of the fork finally gets rebranded as Seamly2D.

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