Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator CC for all platforms with Open Source License

  • 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....

    • Does some secret things that Illustrator doesn't or can't. Certainly has a more useable colour picker - shame on Adobe for that horrible colour picker! phillipsalfFeb 2017 • 14 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has everything you need for a vector graphic editor, it's quite simple to use and it's completely free. I totaly recommend it! Guest • Apr 2017 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inscape has a lot of tools and options. It's very stable. Updates are frequent. I never needed another software to get my job done. Guest • Aug 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Despite it has issues on mac, it works awesome on linux. Has a lot of on-the-way functions that Illustrator only could dream at. renemartnezJan 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, completely free, it keeps on improving. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Apart from the advanced setup to get it to work on Mac OS, it is almost as capable as Illustrator, with very similar tools. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has (almost) everything that AI has, but free! Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inkscape is just as capable and powerful as Illustrator, if not more powerful while being free and open source. quadraticSep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lack of raster control along with image resizing. Poor alternative. Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • certains functions present in Ilustrator are not in Inkscape or are more dificult task to acomplish Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • hard to use for website design purposes. default viewport dpi is 90 and there is no way to change it Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major...

    • Krita is a painting program. Adobe Illustrator is a full-fledged vector drawing program. Guest • May 2018 • 15 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its vector graphics functionality is more extensive than apps listed here, and comparable to Karbon/LibreOffice Draw. Guest • Jun 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I almost have a new career thanks to Krita, great quality! it's fast, never crashes.. and can handle all the jobs I need to do. Not gonna renew my subscription with Adobe. toby1Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • 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...

    • Draw is not professional vector editor - it's just office tool to show something simple, eg. diagrams, etc. M_O_Z_GMar 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More of a charting, flowchart designer than a vector illustrator Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't open Illustrator native *.ai files. Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Inkpad

    Inkpad - Vector illustration app for the iPad.

    • InkPad has all the essentials of Adobe Illustrator with the same look and feel of tools, icons, Bézier curves, etc. There are layers, masks, you can place pixel based images in the documents. Feels like Illustrator from the old days, before all the effects options. But, you really start to wish for a mouse. Also note that currently, InkPad doesn’t seem to react at all to input from a Bluetooth keyboard. Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source iPad

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  • sK1

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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • svg-edit

    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.

    Free Open Source Web

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    • Discontinued Last Release 2015-12-02
  • DrawBerry

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

    Free Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Mondrian

    Mondrian offers all the tools needed to create, modify, and export simple SVG files. Basic editing capabilities Strict drawing with the pen tool ...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • xfig

    Xfig is a free and open source vector graphics editor which runs under the X Window System on most UNIX-compatible platforms. In Xfig, figures may be drawn using...

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