Designing Images in 2D
As a popular application, AutoCAD is an application that is widely used in designing images in 2 or 3 dimensions. The application is widely used by architects, mechanical engineers, civil engineering, to interior designers. Although reliable, AutoCAD has a weakness, which is its price. In addition, the new version requires adequate computer specs to run smoothly.
While alternatively, LibreCAD, small and do not burden the system. No wonder, since it can only be used for designing images of 2D form only and features offered simpler. However, do not underestimate his ability. Especially for designing images of 2D display, LibreCAD no less reliable.
The designing images application that used to be named CADuntu has nothing to do with a similar name LibreOffice even tablets. “Libre” itself means “free” is taken from the Spanish and French. Definition of freedom here in accordance with the motto open-source which means it could be developed and used by anyone freely and free of charge.
You will find several functions that allow users to exert control over an existing layer, including setting and blocking layer. Not only that, some of the more complex the process can also be done quickly. Drawing and dimensioning functions can also be accessed easily on the main menu.
Great Vector Graphics Editor
If AutoCAD can be regarded as an application of designing images, then Inkscape is an image editor application alternative for such vector-based graphic design CoreDraw. Unlike the usual image editor, vector image or vector graphics are mathematically-based digital image. So the vector image consist of the coordinates of the point of merging into a line or curve to later become an object. With this method, the image will not break even if enlarged or reduced.
Same with most open-source application, Inkscape also present for the various operating systems. He also meets the standard XML, SVG, and CSS. Inkscape uses the W3C standard file format, which is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). Generally consisting of a vector image format SVG, EPS, and CDR has a smaller size than bitmap images.
Some of the main features of Inkscape which are able to export / import bitmap images such as PNG, JPEG, and BMP. There is also a comprehensive tool to draw a variety of basic objects such as pencil tool, the pen tool, rectangle tool, polygom tool, and text tools. Inkscape also smart enough to address the habit of users to edit images. For example, when creating an object, it will automatically fill and outline color-coded according to current setting.