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.

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

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

      Most users think Microsoft Expression Design is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    2. 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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    3. AutoDraw is an intuitive drawing tool for everyone. It's a Google Experiment project that provides relevant suggestions as you draw, based on what it guesses you're drawing.
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    4. Serif DrawPlus is the affordable, all-in-one, creative powerhouse for drawing, sketching, painting, designing, illustrating and animating!

      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

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      Most users think Serif Drawplus is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    5. Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser.
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    6. Features: + Support for drawing various shapes - lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ovals and polygons. + Curves, lines and text. + Colour picker. + Selections. + Rotation, monochrome and other advanced effects.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.
    7. 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.
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    8. Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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 the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows.
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