Is Inkscape good for creating 8bit graphic for mobile games? If not, what's better? I'm looking for a fully legal program, I know how to use Gimp but there's no vector graphic option.
Aradnix makes a point that really resonates with my experience.
I started off in the Computer Graphics Design world in 1987 while attending The Univ. of Tennessee. The first CG program I used was AutoCad (I think ver. 2.0). At the time there really wasn't any useful raster graphics program available, nor any need for one. By 1989 Win 3.0 showed up and CorelDraw. Still no really useful bitmap program other than A program called Targa (I think), and Ventura Publisher (page design). Both of these were run from the DOS prompt. I could go on with the history lesson, but the point is you learn a trade with the tools you learned the trade with. I stayed with AutoCad and CorelDraw for a long time - even after Adobe started showing some real promise - because I could scale objects and move them around.
In short, this was how my mind worked, vector graphics helped me wrap my mind around a design I liked. At 8bit you really don't have too many choices for color combinations anyway. However, If one is skilled with Photoshop, or Gimp you can accomplish the same things I once did with CorelDraw.
Joe (now retired at age 74)
Inkscape is one of free powerful grahic editors out there is good for vector graphics that can be exported as bitmaps (raster) and used as sprites if you want.
Before installing anything in your computer, try the browser based sprite editor BobSprite.
I found this to be very helpful.
It has an amazing Undo system (you can undo and redo pixel by pixel) among other nice features.
I am affiliated with this tool.