I want to make some vector icons in PDF format for use in buttons and such on Mac OS X. Apparently most people use Illustrator for that, but what if I don't have Illustrator?
I tried using Inkscape, but when I save as PDF there is always an opaque white background. Saving as .eps or .ps and converting with Preview did no better.
Edit: Why PDF? Because Apple recommends it for toolbar and sidebar icons. http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/IconsImages/IconsImages.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000967-TP6