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Vector drawing is something I aspire to being good at someday - at least on a basic level. I'm not much of a freehand artist. I'm more of a doodler inclined to store my creations in the waste bin (both physical and virtual). I'm fascinated by tools that enable me to be a hack at drawing with my computer. This is an area where high prices keep the average person who just wants to doodle out of the game, making it perfect for an open source app to come along and level the playing field for those of us who never made it to art school dropout status. If you've got a Wacom tablet or Tablet PC, this is a perfect way to hone your skills with a digital pen and virtual paper. Support for all SVG standard features like alpha blending, shapes, transforms, gradients, grouping, text and clones should be enough for most vector drawing applications. Import and edit EPS, PostScript, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and BMP files. Export to SVG-compliant vector formats. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]