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LaTeXDraw – graphical drawing editor for LaTeX

LaTeXDraw is an open source graphical drawing editor for LaTeX, a document preparation system and document markup language for high-quality typesetting. LaTeX is often used for technical or scientific documentation, particularly because it generates well formatted papers with beautifully crafted formulae, but the system can be used for any form of publishing.

LaTeXDraw uses the graphical LaTeX language PSTricks for producing either:

  • PSTricks code that can be integrated into LaTeX documents.
  • PS/PDF pictures that can be included into LaTeX documents without any compilation constraint.

LaTeXDraw has the usual drawing tools (lines, rectangles, circles, Bezier curves) and can resize, rotate, move and join objects using vector transformations. LaTeXDraw uses SVG as its file format and figures.

Features include:

  • Native support of LaTeX text.
  • Create templates.
  • Standard shape operations: Rectangle & Square, Line, Ellipse & Circle, Bezier curve, Polygon, Triangle & Rhombus, Grid, Arc, Point, Free hand, Text, Joined Lines, and Axes.
  • Graphical Features: Select, Move, Rescale, Put in front, behind …, Rotation, Join/separate, Change the dimensions, Mirrors, Magnetic Grids.
  • Export drawings to PSTricks, JPG, PNG, EPS, BMP, PPM, PDF, SVG and PS.
  • Import PSTricks file, Import SVG.
  • Zoom in and out.
  • Internationalization support.

Website: latexdraw.sourceforge.net
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Arnoud Blouin
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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