[Tugindia] Drawing editor

Girish Venkatachalam girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 16:15:49 CET 2007

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 10:17:47AM +0530, Ajay Shah wrote:
> I am aware that xfig, dia and inkscape are all candidates in this
> space. I am currently an intensive xfig user. I wondered if someone
> could write, or knew of a document off the shelf, comparing and
> contrasting the three alternatives.
> While I use xfig, I still get the sense that my figures are not
> "publication quality". This could, of course, reflect my lack of
> skills in how to do these things. Would dia and inkscape make a
> difference?

I have used xfig,dia and tgif with varying degrees of success. 

If you want really cool eye candy then I guess you have to invest time
in learning gimp. There are nice tutorials on the web.

But for technical drawings I find the above tools quite adequate.

There are so many alternatives as well-- xpaint, sodipodi and so on.

I feel that if you spend enough time learning and playing with these
tools you must be able to produce images of the quality you desire.

When your mind is purified like a mirror knowledge is reflected in it.
                                    Adi Sankaracharya, Hindu saint

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