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. Mayura Draw is a vector-based drawing program. Unlike bitmap-based "paint" programs, vector-based drawing programs define each object that constitutes the drawing by its co-ordinates and not by pixels. This enables drawings to be modified easily.
    2. This is a FREE tool developed by inkXE which converts images to vector files in SVG format. Batch conversion of image to vector will be available soon.
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    3. Ludigraphix is a geometry oriented vector drawing software where shapes are defined by points that can be shared with other shapes. This allow you to build complex shapes that can be manipulated in a lot of different ways.
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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      With Drama, you can: 1. Draw user interfaces 2. Create interactive prototypes 3. Make animations Finally, you will no longer need to switch between different apps to do all this! To make an interactive prototype in Drama:
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Every design template is just a starting point - you can style it to look any way you want to create unique and exclusive clothing. You can share the designs with team members, customers or suppliers.
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    4. VectorNow is a raster to vector converter, that convert BMP, TIFF, GIF, JPG file into editable DWG/DXF file.
    5. This is an easy-to-use, and yet powerful desktop publishing program. It contains a broad range of tools for meeting your publishing requirements. Use it for creative drawing, document, newsletter, brochure, flyer, and ID card.
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Precision 2D vector drawing & design for the iPad and iPhone / iPod Touch.
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    6. SVG Splash is a beautifully simple SVG painting application for coloring SVGs. No account required or settings to configure. Open and get started immediately.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      monUnique™ offers an iPhone App that allows users to easily create multiple designs from a photo. A user can click or select a photo and apply one or more design filters to the photo to create multiple Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) based designs.
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