[GNHLUG] SLUG/Durham / Mon 8 Oct / InkScape: When bitmaps are not good enough

Ben Scott dragonhawk at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 22:47:34 EDT 2007

What : InkScape: When bitmaps are not good enough
Date : Mon 8 Oct 2007
Time : 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Room 301, Morse Hall, UNH, Durham, NH

 For the October 2007 meeting of SLUG (Seacoast/UNH/Durham), Rob
Anderson will be presenting "InkScape: When bitmaps are not good

=== About InkScape ===

InkScape is an Open Source vector graphics editor.  Vector graphics
are made up of objects that describe an image.  As such, they are
resolution-independent, resizing without distortion.  The component
objects remain separate objects after placement, making them easy to
edit and manipulate later.  This is in contrast to bitmap/raster
graphics (e.g., GIMP), where images are made up of a simple, flat grid
of dots.

InkScape uses W3C standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) for its
native file format.  SVG is itself just XML.  InkScape buzzword
features include transparency, gradients, node editing, pattern fills,
and PNG export.  It also has features which make creating a vector
graphic based on a bitmap much easier.

InkScape is available for *nix, MS Windows, and MacOSX.  Other,
comparable vector graphics programs include Adobe Illustrator,
CorelDraw, and Xara X.  For more information, visit:

=== About SLUG ===

 SLUG is the Seacoast Linux User Group, and is a chapter of GNHLUG,
the Greater NH Linux User Group.  Rob Anderson is the SLUG
coordinator.  SLUG meets the second Monday of every month, same time,
same place.  You can find out more about SLUG and GNHLUG at the
http://slug.gnhlug.org/ and http://www.gnhlug.org/ websites.

 Meetings take place starting at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are open to all.
The meeting proper ends around 9ish, but it's not uncommon to find
hangers-on there until 10 or later.  They take place in Room 301 (the
third floor conference room), of Morse Hall, at the University of New
Hampshire, in Durham.

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