Sketch 0.6.3 - A vector drawing program

Bernhard Herzog
Wed, 01 Dec 99 20:54:23 GMT

Sketch 0.6.3 - A vector drawing program

Sketch is a vector drawing program for Linux and other unices.  It's
intended to be a flexible and powerful tool for illustrations, diagrams
and other purposes.

Despite the low version number, it already has advanced features like
gradients, text along a path and clip masks and is fully scriptable due
to its implementation in a combination of Python and C.

Summary of the changes since version 0.6.2:

    * The default properties of new objects can be set by pressing the
      apply button in the fill, line or font dialogs.
    * A new button next to the palette to quickly assing empty fill and
      line styles.
    * The ctrl-key to contrain editing now also works when drawing lines
      and bezier curves and when editing bezier curves.
    * various small improvements and bug fixes



        o Drawing primitives:

                o Rectangles
                o Ellipses
                o Bezier curves
                o Bitmap images: JPEG, GIF,...
                  (all types the Python Imaging Library can read)
                o Encapsulated PostScript
                o Text

        o All objects, including images and text, can be rotated,
          scaled, sheared, etc. (all affine transformations are

        o Gradient fills

        o Special Effects and Features:

		o Use rectangles, ellipses and bezier objects as guides
                o Blend Groups: Automatically updated interpolations of
                  arbitrary objects
                o Text can be converted to bezier objects.
                o Text along Path

        o Exports Encapsulated PostScript, SVG and Adobe Illustrator files

        o Imports Adobe Illustrator, Corel CMX, SVG, XFig and WMF files

        o Fully scriptable in Python

For more information, have a look at the sketch webpage.


Sketch is released under GNU Library General Public License.

<P><A HREF="">Sketch 0.6.3</A> - a
vector drawing program for Unix written in Python.  (01-Dec-99)

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