I have worked as a proffessional Graphic Artist for 30 years and =
specialize in illustration.
I also run my own Sublimation printing and embroidery business as well =
as teaching and writing.
I have used both Illustrator and Corel Draw since their introduction and =
have taught them both and written published training manuals on all the =
major desktop publishing packages. I have been a big supporter of The =
Gimp and have written a book that has been published on that too.I am =
very impressed with Inkscape and the approach that has been taken to =
I am now using Inkscape professionally and actually prefer to use it =
over all other packages for many illustration tasks.
The programmers should be very proud of what they have done because I =
regard Inkscape as a superior Illustration package to Illustrator and =
equal if not better than Corel Draw for many Illustration tasks. In =
particular the ease of use and control over the drawing tools is =
fantastic. I have timed myself over specific illustration tasks (Like =
illustrating a racing car for instance). I can work considerably faster =
in Inkscape. This relates directly to productivity. I think the design =
team at Adobe should take a good look at Inkscape AND ACTUALLY DO =
SOMETHING ABOUT THE TRAGIC ERGONOMICS of their so called industry =
standard program. Far more professionals use Corel Draw for serious =
illustration work than people think, they just don't tell anyone because =
of that Mac - Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark express standard in the =
industry rubbish. This has far more to do with the conservative nature =
of Graphic designers and the inability of training organizations and =
tertiary institutions to provide alternative training. IGNORANCE IS NOT =
AN EXCUSE FOR SHEER LAZINESS. I constantly monitor and test new programs =
and will provide training and support for any one of them that proves to =
SCRIBUS, THE GIMP and INKSCAPE have at last provided a serious working =
solution for desktop publishers. Linux is at last a viable alternative =
to the Mac or Windows. (Not that these programs don't work well on the =
Mac or Windows).=20
And all this for free !!!!!!!!!
I do a lot of consultancy work for printing organisations and will be =
pushing Inkscape and it relative merits extensively.
I will also provide support and training to any of the organizations I =
train for or deal with.
WELL DONE INKSCAPE!!!!!!
From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@gm...> - 2007-06-01 04:36:22
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:35:47 +1000, Rod Taylor wrote:
> I have worked as a proffessional Graphic Artist for 30 years and
> specialize in illustration.
It's great to see people in the profession starting to realize there are
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