Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Inkscape & Sozi - Free Open Source

 Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more.

Sozi is a small helper program for Inkscape that can play animated presentations. Unlike in most presentation applications, a Sozi document is not organized as a slideshow, but rather as a poster where the content of your presentation can be freely laid out. Playing such a presentation consists in a series of translations, zooms and rotations that allow to focus on the elements you want to show. Sozi is based on open standards. It is free software distributed according to the terms of the GPL 3.0.

A Sozi presentation is an SVG document in which a sequence of “frames” is defined. A frame is a rectangular region of the document associated with presentation and animation information (e.g. title, ordering, transition duration).
The presentation editor is an extension for the Inkscape vector graphics editor. It means that you can create an entire presentation, graphics and animation, within a single environment.

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