Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Inkscape

    Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's free and open source.

    • It is open source and runs on Linux rockigerDec 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inkscape is just as capable and powerful as Illustrator, if not more powerful while being free and open source. quadraticSep 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Low on memory and packs lots of features. Guest • Mar 2019 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 34 agrees and 9 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 • 23 agrees and 4 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 • 19 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I see no reason to try, let alone purchase, any other software for dealing with vector graphics cidianJun 2019 • 9 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although it does crash at times (since it's still in beta), it is also much easier to use and I even took an E2020 class that uses this. I am surprised that such a powerful vector graphics tool is free unlike Adobe Illustrator. Honestly, whoever made this is one of the most experienced in recreating a paid app and making it free as well. SLZEROAug 2019 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast program and have native support for SVG Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only well maintained software that really can be an alternative to Illustrator. It's still 1.0 I suppose but it's already huge. Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has (almost) everything that AI has, but free! Guest • Jul 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 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 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a word...It's just awesome.. itsgauravjain22Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, completely free, it keeps on improving. Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lack of raster control along with image resizing. Poor alternative. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 6 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 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • certains functions present in Ilustrator are not in Inkscape or are more dificult task to acomplish Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 6 disagrees 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 • 1 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more professional and easy to use other than adobe illustrator Guest • May 2017 • 10 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Read (some) Illlustrator files. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree

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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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  • DrawBerry

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

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

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Xfig

    Xfig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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