Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Version 0.48.2
Developer Open Source
Status Works fine

0 ratings

First you need to install X11 2.7.2:
Since Mountain Lion no longer supports X11.
Then logout, than back in.
Then install inkscape 0.48.2

Updated to XQuartz 2.7.2_beta3 and mountain lion release 2.

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[ Zaniel]ZanielAnonymous 20 Mar 2012 19:44

for me neither

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[ Janx]JanxAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 04:44

This method does not work on Mountain Lion for me. Anyone have alternatives?

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[ janx]janxAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 05:15

Restarted again, and it works. Thanks!

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[ Zorro2b]Zorro2bAnonymous 01 Aug 2012 21:11

When Inkscape starts and asks where X11 is, you need to choose XQuartz in the Applications/Utilities folder.

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[ kat]katAnonymous 02 Aug 2012 15:27

If you have difficulties, just open the download advised above 'xquartz' first by itself then open inkscape separately and it will run, usual 2 second delay. Works great

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[ Dre]DreAnonymous 06 Aug 2012 16:33

I can get InkScape to run but when I quit I get a full black screen. I have to pull up my dock and open a new app for the back screen to go away. Anyone have this problem?

MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2011
OS X Mountain Lion
XQuartz 2.7.2

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[ Lisa]LisaAnonymous 22 Aug 2012 18:51

Can someone give me step by step directions for Mountain Lion OS? I have downloaded XQuartz which is in my utilities folder. I have also downloaded Inkscape but cannot open it. Thank you for any help!

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[ churaesie]churaesieAnonymous 07 Sep 2012 03:56

When I downloaded XQuartz and Inkscape to my Mac (Mountain Lion), I first installed XQuartz. Then I logged out. Then I logged back in again and attempted to start Inkscape. A window popped up asking me where X11 was. I selected 'Browse' at the bottom left corner of that pop-up window and navigated to Applications > Utilities > XQuartz. After that, I tried again to open Inkscape. It opened successfully and without incident after a short delay.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ everbloom]everbloomAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 00:53

Doesn't launch for me.

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[ Oscar Wilde]Oscar WildeAnonymous 06 Dec 2011 05:16

Works for me.

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