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Sketsa SVG Editor 5.1 Released

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KIYUT just released Sketsa SVG Editor 5.1, a cross platform vector drawing application based on SVG. It features various tools for optimizing content creation, giving designers unsurpassed support for creativity. These tools include property palette, source editor, resources editor, SVG specific shape tools, transformation tools, and additional illustration tools. Sketsa uses SVG as a native file format.

What's new:

  • Updated Apache Batik 1.7
  • Add Path Element Change Point Type
  • Add Embed as base64 options for Insert Image
  • Improved Insert Image Dialog
  • Improved SVG Code Formatter (Pretty Print)
  • Improved Zoom (ctrl-key) and Pan (shift-key) with MouseWheel support
  • Improved Toolbox Tool constraint (shift-key)
  • Other bug fixes


  • SVG native file format
  • Produces clean SVG without proprietary namespace
  • Support SVG Profile Full
  • Property palette
  • DOM Editor
  • Source Editor
  • Defs Editor: gradient and filter
  • SVG specific shape tools rect, ellipse, line, polyline, polygon
  • Additional illustration tools: Pencil tool for freeform shape and Pen tool for curve shape
  • Transformation tool: rotate, skew, scale, and translate
  • Basic Text Tool
  • Export or rasterize to JPEG, PNG, and PDF (with Plugins)
  • Plugins Support
  • Build on top Netbeans Platform
  • Written entirely in Java

Further Information:

  • Sketsa SVG Editor Product Page
  • Sketsa SVG Editor Features Page
  • Sketsa SVG Editor Screenshots Page