Thank you Chris

I will check out the url.

I have just completed a very complex image and have tried grouping several areas and applying filters to small areas as I go but, as soon as I apply a filter, Inkscape just grinds to a halt (alternating between open and not responding every second).

I have used Gimp for several years and with my 8GB RAM I just fly through an image but Inkscape is a terrible disappointment :(

Dennis

On 30 August 2012 22:22, Chris Tooley <euxneks@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

This URL may yield some results for you:
http://alternativeto.net/software/inkscape/?platform=windows

Perhaps another option, though, would be to try out a nightly build of inkscape for windows?

I've also found that after I group complicated objects together, inkscape speeds up quite a bit - maybe it's a workaround for you as well?

-Chris

On 2012-08-30, at 7:10 AM, Dennis Melling <dennismelling.rom@gmail.com> wrote:

I have a recent laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit and 8GB of RAM.
If I use any kind of effects on inkscape I can forget using inkscape for
the day because the speed is so slow it takes a day for any movement to
appear on the screen.
Again trying to export to bitmap is impossible.
If I don't use any effects then the speed is reasonable.
I like what Inkscape is intended to do but does anyone know of a similar
open source program that will work on Windows 7??

Dennis
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