Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for all platforms with any license

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  • Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

  • Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • It has all the tools I need, minus the junk I never use, and it's a one-time price that is very reasonable; no subscription model! Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Sketch icon

    Sketch

    Sketch is a vector drawing application for the Mac with an intuitive, powerful and uncluttered interface.

    Commercial Mac

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  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Adobe Fireworks icon

    Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the https://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-creative-suite/
  • Gravit.io icon

    Gravit.io

    The Most Complete Design Platform Create and share beautiful designs with the power, flexibility and speed of a free, lightweight and easy-to-use tool, right in your browser.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPad

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  • Apache OpenOffice Draw icon

    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Boxy SVG icon

    Boxy SVG

    Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator®, Sketch™ and Inkscape™. Made with and for the modern Web Platform. Can do illustrations, icons, banners, mockups, charts, buttons and more. Features ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Vectr icon

    Vectr

    Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than print graphics. Expression Design is not available as an individual...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued No longer developed, but now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Karbon icon

    Karbon

    Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

  • Xara Designer Pro icon

    Xara Designer Pro

    Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and document creation, web graphics and websites - Designer Pro does it...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Extremely fast and better with bitmaps than Illustrator Guest • 12 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Serif Drawplus icon

    Serif Drawplus

    Serif DrawPlus is the affordable, all-in-one, creative powerhouse for drawing, sketching, painting, designing, illustrating and animating! DrawPlus is your one-stop-shop for creative fun, realistic painting, professional logos...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
  • Torapp guilloche designer icon

    Torapp guilloche designer

    Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing. It runs in Chrome on all major OSes including linux, OSX and all versions of windows, and is the most innovative and flexible tool...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Windows RT

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    • Discontinued The software is not working. Last Activity 2013/02/25. See http://www.torapp.info/en/s/changelog.html
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  • Canvas icon

    Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Bez icon

    Bez

    A vector graphics editor for iPad and iPad Pro, with support for Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard.

    Freemium iPad

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  • Bloom icon

    Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the first editor to allow true non-destructive editing. Every filter...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • InsightPoint icon

    InsightPoint

    InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • DrawBerry icon

    DrawBerry

    All the features of other vector editing applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, in a free, easy to use, powerful application.

    Open Source Mac

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  • YouiDraw icon

    YouiDraw

    Draw and Design Vector Graphics, Logo, Text, icon in the Cloud. like online Adobe Illustrator or online CorelDraw. It gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • QueekyPaint icon

    QueekyPaint

    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing by watching the process of your favourite artists. QueekyPaint is free and simple to use.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Inker icon

    Inker

    Inker is a vector graphics editor designed to simplify sketch inking, logotype, comics, tribal or any other digital drawing. Images created with Inker can be exported to SVG and EPS and used anywhere in the web or imported into...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android Chrome

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  • Vector Paint icon

    Vector Paint

    Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. Features * Style text * Layer, grid and align objects * Freely export and import files in standard SVG...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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  • sK1 icon

    sK1

    sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer icon

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (formerly Xara Xtreme) is quite simply the worlds fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo handling. A single application for all types of creative...

    Commercial Windows

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  • iVinci icon

    iVinci

    iVinci is a new starting point in vector design industry. It's just incredibly easy, and incredibly fast, for both beginners and experts. Notable features: -Use SVG as native file format. You can use files created by iVinci...

    Freemium Mac

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  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer icon

    Autodesk SketchBook Designer

    Concept Design & Illustration Software Explore design concepts and produce stunning artwork with Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer illustration software (formerly Autodesk® Alias® Sketch software). In addition...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued this project discontinued
  • Creative Docs .Net icon

    Creative Docs .Net

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. The interface is tailored for...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.3.6, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Adobe Illustrator CC Comments

great

Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jul 2016

I think it's great, i have use ilustrator for quite some time now and i'm very happy with it, easy to handle and very useful, it's a bit pricy but I think it is worth it

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Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

Comment by xarzu
about Adobe Illustrator CC Dec 2013

I need to find a way to make this starburst pattern. Any ideas?

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Pretty awesome

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Adobe Illustrator CC May 2013

Illustrator is compared to who powerful it is easy to use and live trace of images (converting them to vector graphics) just rocks!

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a very good program

Positive Comment by cerneschi1
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2013

this program has everything you need and its not complicated at all.i love it
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Still the best illustration app around

Positive Comment by vectorpile
about Adobe Illustrator CC Feb 2012

Despite the relatively high price, Illustrator is still the best and widely used illustration program on the market. After trying most of the alternatives listed, there's no way I could jump ship anytime soon.

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I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vect ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Adobe Illustrator CC Jun 2011

I still cheer for an open source, free or lower-priced vector graphics editor to come by and usurp Adobe Illustrator, but for now it's the de facto standard. I like it very much, but the price (even if I skip a generation) can be a little tough to swallow.

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