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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. Image Online Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    121 alternatives to Image Online Editor 

    Blazing fast Free online image editor tool to adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma etc. Drop your image in tool and start editing using image filter controls. No signup and no restriction to use this tool.

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    Vecta

    • Online
    30 alternatives to Vecta 

    Vecta is a cloud-based collaborative diagramming tool that boosts productivity and increase effectiveness for team communication.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Vecta simultaneously.
    SVG editor with advanced drawing tools like shape operation and shape properties to create custom shapes with high precision.
    Dashboard for easy drawing & team management with options to create unlimited folder.


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    DrawBerry

    • Mac
    32 alternatives to DrawBerry 

    DrawBerry provides all the same features of commercial applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape; except in a free, easy to use, lightweight, and powerful application which is also open-source.

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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    The project is no longer updated.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.

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    ProtoSketch

    • Mac
    • iPad
    13 alternatives to ProtoSketch 

    ProtoSketch is a desktop-class illustration tool for mobile devices to let you easily create vector designs on the go. Supercharged with icons, fonts, ui elements, basic and complex drag and drop shapes. It is easy to design anything from logo and icon to website and mobile app .

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    Adobe FreeHand

    • Mac
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to Adobe FreeHand 

    Adobe FreeHand is a computer application for creating two-dimensional vector graphics (use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons to represent images, also known as geometric modeling), oriented to the professional desktop publishing market.

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    Discontinued

    Adobe has no plans to continue development to add new features for FreeHand. It does not work with Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Anyway they will continue to sell FreeHand and offer technical and customer support in accordance with their policies.

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    Freehand was and is great would still be using it if it would work with updated os but again Adobe buys out another great company

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    Realdraw

    • Windows
    21 alternatives to Realdraw 

    *Vector-like Editing

    Flexibility first! Any object you create is editable all the time. You can change shapes, group objects, move them in layers, resize, edit envelopes etc. Any object has its own changeable properties like color, texture, outline, lights, material, transparenc.

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    listic lights and reflections on any object.
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    RealWorld Paint

    • Windows
    74 alternatives to RealWorld Paint 

    RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop, GIMP and Paint.net images with layers.

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    1.  PortableRealWorld Paint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersRealWorld Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2013.1, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Creative Docs .Net

    37 alternatives to 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.

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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.

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    Stickman & Elemento

    65 alternatives to Stickman & Elemento 

    The Easy Way To Animate.

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    Vector Artist

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows RT
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
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    75 alternatives to Vector Artist 

    Explore your creativity with Vector Artist! Whether you are an artist, a designer or just for fun! Vector artist is great for the beginner and a useful tool for professional graphic designers. It is a fully featured graphics editor which works great on Windows 8 with or without...

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