Inscape is designed to be a professional graphic app to create illustrations, logos, diagrams, icons, maps, and web graphics.
The goal was to create an Open Source (free) app to compete with expensive programs, including Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Xara Xtreme. It has a simple, uncluttered interface while still incorporating a lot of features.
It can do many things, including drawing, text, embedded bitmaps, clones, object manipulation, transformations, Z-order operations, grouping objects, layers, alignment, and distribution commands. As if that isn't enough, it can also fill and stroke, color selector/picker, copy/paste, gradient editor, pattern fills, dashed strokes, path markers, node editing, boolean operations, rendering, alpha transparency, command-line options, and so much more.