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Adobe Illustrator Alternatives

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor that allows you to increase or reduce the size of images without affecting their quality, contrary to what happens in the case of images created or edited in bitmaps or pixels with software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP. This is useful for producing visual content for digital art or as a print template for large formats. However, its high price, restrictive monthly subscription model, and unstable performance often make Illustrator simply not the best option for all. That's why we would like to recommend you a list of alternatives for editing vector graphics that may better fit your needs.

Adobe Illustrator alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Illustrator.
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  1. LazPaint icon

    LazPaint

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    42 alternatives to LazPaint 

    Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.

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    1.  LightweightLazPaint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for LayersLazPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  PortableLazPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Vector Paint

    29 alternatives to Vector Paint 

    Vector Paint is a very simple drawing program, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes.

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    Almost everyone thinks Vector Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.


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    Apache OpenOffice Draw

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    94 alternatives to 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 posters, graphs, charts, and more.

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    Apache OpenOffice Draw vs Adobe Illustrator opinions
    Some users think Apache OpenOffice Draw is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator, some don't.
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    More of a flowchart designer than a vector illustrator

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    sK1

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    33 alternatives to sK1 

    sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

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    1.  PortablesK1 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Most users think sK1 is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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      Graphic

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      39 alternatives to Graphic 

      Graphic is a modern full-featured graphic design and illustration application, created specifically for Mac OS X. Packed with many powerful features, and designed to be easy to use, you can use Graphic to create everything from simple diagrams to intricate detailed vector...

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      Almost everyone thinks Graphic is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.


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      Boxy SVG

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      48 alternatives to 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.

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      Almost everyone thinks Boxy SVG is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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      No import or export of ai and eps

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      SVG-Edit

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      30 alternatives to SVG-Edit 

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

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      Graphite

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      51 alternatives to Graphite 

      Graphite is an open source, cross-platform, 2D vector and raster general-purpose graphics editor with AI image generation features and a non-destructive node-based effects compositing engine.

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      1.  Ad-freeGraphite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  Node BasedGraphite supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
      3.  WYSIWYG SupportGraphite integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
      4.  Color PickerGraphite allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
      5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Graphite without registration.
      6.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
      7.  Support for LayersGraphite supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
      8.  Dark ModeGraphite supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      9.  Non Destructive EditingGraphite allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
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      Sumo Paint

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      114 alternatives to Sumo Paint 

      Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser. Being designed for the browser, it's accessible on practically any system and loads much faster than most comparable desktop tools while still providing core...

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      Framer

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      42 alternatives to Framer 

      Framer combines the power of code with the ease of visual editing. Prototype beautiful microinteractions or realistic apps. It’s time to design with development in mind.

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      1.  Design handoffView and share snippets of generated code and design specs from your design in Framer
      2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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