Inkscape's creation and development, as an Open Source project, is a community effort! It takes the time, knowledge, skills, motivation and passions of the whole community, to make Inkscape great. There are many ways to contribute to the Inkscape project, whether you have technical, coding or development skills, or not.

Working with Code

Write Core Inkscape Code

Please see the Develop page for information on becoming a developer of core Inkscape code.

Write Inkscape extensions

For information on writing Inkscape extensions, please see the Develop page.

Packaging Inkscape

If you have the necessary skills and experience to package software, try to find better ways to package Inkscape for your operating system or Linux distribution, and think about offering to do so, when new versions are nearing release dates. Here is some info on packaging Inkscape.

Website Development and Design

The Inkscape website is being developed in Python, using the Django framework. There are some cool projects going on that can always use some additional help. For more info visit the wiki page about website development.



Information about Inkscape's performance in everyday situations can be quite helpful to developers.  So we welcome the testing of Inkscape. If you're interested in testing, or have suggestions for stability and improvement, here are some guidelines.


As Inkscape is an open source project, in contrast to many proprietary applications, you can directly report issues to the Inkscape developers, participate in helping them gather all the info they will need to investigate, and ask for them to be fixed. This is a critical need for ensuring the quality of the code.



And there are many more ways you might be able to contribute to the Inkscape project, simply by promoting Inkscape, when you have a chance. You can find some ideas on our Promote page.

Community To-Do List

There are a number of special tasks which are more urgent than others, which we have specifically listed on our Community To-Do List page.

Contributor Statistics

We have contributors from around the world, and in various industries. We want to commend their work and acknowledge the effort they put in which benefits us all. Please see the Contributor Stats page.