Sketsa is a cross platform vector drawing application based on SVG. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a graphics format and technology based on XML developed by W3C. With Sketsa, you can create vector graphics that can be scaled and printed at any resolution, without losing detail or clarity. You also can get instant visual feedback on what you changed.
Sketsa features various tools for optimizing content creation, giving designers unsurpassed support for creativity. This tools include property palette, source editor, defs editor, SVG specific shape tools, transformation tools, and additional illustration tools. It uses SVG as a native file format.
SVG Native File Format
Sketsa uses SVG as its native file format. SVG is an open-standard language for describing two-dimensional (2D) graphics in XML developed by W3C. As being a XML grammar lets SVG benefit from the various XML tools that make it so easy to manipulate, generate, search and edit SVG files.
Tool Palette and Canvas
Its visual design tools allows designer to select, draw, and edit objects easily. It support SVG specific shape tools: , , , , . It also support additional illustration tools such as Pencil tool for freeform shape and Pen tool for curve shape.
Designer can quickly inspect and change object properties such as geometry, stroke, fill, or filter effect in one centralized location. In each of the category you can change the value and automatically shown in the canvas.
Sketsa provide access to the underlying source code of graphic files for experienced designers. The integrated XML text editor allows them to view and edit SVG source code directly. It has built in SVG validation to ensure source code change are valid SVG.
It is a centralized location of resources for the current/selected SVG document. It is equivalent with the SVG elements. This is the place where object reuse is achieved.
Export to Raster or Bitmap
Sketsa allows you to export SVG artwork into raster image. It support JPEG and PNG.
SVG specific shape tools , , , ,
Additional illustration tools: Pencil tool for freeform shape & Pen tool for curve shape
Basic Text support
Transformation tool: rotate, skew, scale, and translate
Rasterizer or export to JPEG and PNG
Written entirely in Java™
· Java 6 Update 13 or higher
· 1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or higher
· Mouse or equivalent pointing device
What's new in Sketsa SVG Editor 6.5:
· Add Line Number for Source Editor
· Fix rendering glitch for move point
· Fix Undo/Redo name glitch (JPopupMenu)
· Fix installer for 64-bit
· Change Serial Number
· Various small enhancements
· Updated to use Netbeans Platform 6.9.1
· Updated to use Apache Batik (rev 1005017)
Homepage - http://www.kiyut.com/products/sketsa/index.html
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