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From: Benjamin Horst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:22 AM, RGB ES wrote:
2010/11/15 Ian Lynch <email@example.com>:
The point is that for me Inkscape is more usable and if there was an
to replace Draw with it in LO/OOo I'd take that option. Clumsy
non-multi-tasking dialogues are just one of many issues. I guess if a long
time supporter of OOo like me is saying this many others would too, so
rather than trying to justify Draw's shortcomings we need to work out how
prioritise improvements to Draw and learn from applications that do it
I use Draw only for simply diagrams, for complex stuff I use Inkscape
or (maybe, I'm starting the tests with it) karbon14.
The main shortcoming of Inkscape is for Mac users, where it requires the X11
windowing system. It's workable, but awkward, and not widely understood by
It's other short-coming is that it's a do-one-thing-and-do-it-well piece of
It won't replace a Bitmap editor, which is very useful for creating new artwork
and getting the shading right.
Yes, it does vector graphics and uses SVG. It's entirely designed around SVG.
Yes, you can probably export to other formats (been a while since I tried,
though I know at least PNG can be exported to).
But that doesn't resolve the need for doing coloration, etc in the way a bitmap
editor can do it - which is the antithesis of InkScape.
There are strengths and weaknesses to both - and yes, InkScape does a great job
at what it does. (I do love using it, and it's far far easier to use than GIMP.)
But a suite like LibO needs both sides of the functionality.
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