Unveiling Inkscape 1.3.1: Over 70 Bug Fixes and A Pair of Exciting New Features

Inkscape 1.3.1 has been released today as the first significant update to this open-source vector graphics editor’s 1.3 series, which also marks its 20th anniversary.

The 1.3.1 version comes approximately four months after Inkscape 1.3. Notable additions include the provision to disable snapping to the grid lines and the feature to split text into its individual letters, all while preserving the natural letter spacing.

The Shape Builder tool has seen a round of improvement in this release. It now supports creating an appropriate number of nodes, enhances handle visibility against dark desk colors, and makes it easier to convert text objects into a path. Additionally, the opening and importing of PDF files which were incompatible with Inkscape 1.3 have been improved.

Navigation within the Layers dialog has also been streamlined. One can now activate a layer without having to double-click to enter the layer on the canvas. Cumbersome layers auto-expanding upon activation no longer occurs in the Layers dialog. Lastly, it also better accommodates layer deletion and movement.

Nevertheless, Inkscape 1.3.1 primarily rectifies a myriad of problems identified in the Inkscape 1.3 rollout, enhancing several functions such as the Page tool’s size aspect being unalterable, invoking the alterations by right-clicking on an elected entity, or hunting for Live Path Effects in English expressions when utilized in other languages.

Peruse the launch announcements for comprehensive information about the modifications integrated in this version. In the interim, you have the possibility to acquire Inkscape 1.3.1 immediately from the primary weblog presented as an AppImage unbounded binary, operable on essentially any GNU/Linux aggregation without necessitating any installations.

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