Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Illustrator is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Illustrator are Gravit Designer (Freemium), Figma (Freemium), MyPaint (Free, Open Source) and Vectr (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 5, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Linux
    • iPad
    • iPhone
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows S
    • Google Chrome
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • KDE Plasma Workspaces
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • Opera
    • XQuartz
    • Chromium

    Features

    • Vector Drawing
    • Image Editing
    • Support for Layers
    • Digital Painting
    • Export to SVG
    • Animation
    • Vectorize raster images
    • Portable
    • Desktop publishing
    • Photo editing
    • UI Design
    • Export to PDF
    • Sketching
    • Vector strokes
    • Export to PNG
    • Image Processing
    • Support for Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Works Offline
    • Cloud sync
    • Customizable

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's free and open source. View 131 alternatives to Inkscape
      Almost everyone thinks Inkscape is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • BSD
      • Snapcraft
      • FLATHUB
      • PortableApps.com
      • X11
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Inkscape vs Adobe Illustrator
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      phillipsalf 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!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      31
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      24
      orangespock Inkscape feels way too old
      Top negative comment  5 months ago

      -1
      working with gradients is much much easier than illustrator. keyboard control is much easy and fast than of illustrator
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      1
      Totally free, and surprisingly powerful. You can run into the occasional bug, but I am more than pleased with the work the Inkscape team has provided us
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      1
      If your end product is svg files, Inkscape is just better, it's built around the SVG standard and supports nearly all of it.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      2
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      2
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      7 of 25 comments
    • A cross-platform vector graphics tool, runs as desktop application and in-browser too. View 62 alternatives to Gravit Designer
      Almost everyone thinks Gravit Designer is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Gravit Designer vs Adobe Illustrator
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      It's free, and also easy to use. Some advanced features are lacking, but the dev team is constantly adding new ones.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      2
      rvanarsdale Entirely free. Easier to use than Inkscape, better with vectors than Krita, and available on more platforms than Sketch. It's a little slow and gummy when you've made a very complicated picture, but it's honestly the best possible alternative I've found. Thank you, and thanks to Gravit.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      2
      this is wonnderful webside
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      Good components, easy and free.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      -1
      transition from Illustrator is very easy
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      lindsayshaver33 Intuitive, many of the same basic and intermediate functions as Adobe Illustrator. Icons/illustrations provided are great! Love the cloud storage capabilities too.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      It is a simple yet powerful vector editing program suitable for vector artists, web designers, publishers, logo designers, etc. It also features non-destructing boolean operations (better pathfinder), showcase mode, multiple strokes and fills, global palettes, and more, surprisingly without any clutter.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      3
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    • Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications. View 48 alternatives to Figma
      Most users think Figma is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Figma vs Adobe Illustrator
      pros, cons and recent comments
      With a focus on UI, it is a much better tool to use for UI design and prototyping
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      2
      RCLeahcar Figma places a heavier focus on user interface design, while Illustrator is a general vector graphics editor.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      3
    • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. View 121 alternatives to MyPaint
    • Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use. View 86 alternatives to Vectr
      Most users think Vectr is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Vectr vs Adobe Illustrator
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cannot open existing ai- and eps-files. Exporting is very limited.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      -2


    • Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. View 38 alternatives to Karbon
      Most users think Karbon is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE Plasma Workspaces
    • 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. View 38 alternatives to LazPaint
    • Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. View 27 alternatives to Vector Paint
      Almost everyone thinks Vector Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. View 90 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Draw
      Some users think Apache OpenOffice Draw is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Apache OpenOffice Draw vs Adobe Illustrator
      pros, cons and recent comments
      More of a flowchart designer than a vector illustrator
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      5
    • sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator. View 34 alternatives to sK1
      Most users think sK1 is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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