Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for

    Adobe Illustrator is not available for but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best 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 three of them are available for so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting alternatives to Adobe Illustrator are MyPaint (Free, Open Source) and LazPaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. Unlike Illustrator, Inkscape is completely free and open source, and it uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as its native format. This lightweight app is usually recommended if you don't have a powerful computer, as it also has many of the useful features from illustrator, including layers, grouping objects, drawing, shape, calligraphy, pencil tools, path simplification with variable threshold, bitmaps, and boolean operations. Plus, you can open or import a wide range of file formats including SVG, PDF, EPS, CDR, or even AI (Adobe Illustrator).
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      Inkscape vs Adobe Illustrator opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Inkscape is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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      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

      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  about 4 years ago

      ShnitzelKiller Inkscape has very bad performance (especially on mac), due to jank in the rendering code, and being optimized for CPU rather than GPU rendering, probably due to being a very old piece of software. It doesn't seem like this will be fixed anytime soon, based on the discussions taking place which are years old at this point.
      Top negative comment  3 months ago

      It's fast and has super tools which you can do your tasks speedily and without any complex
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      orangespock Inkscape feels way too old
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      working with gradients is much much easier than illustrator. keyboard control is much easy and fast than of illustrator
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      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 12 months ago

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    2. The biggest difference with Illustrator is that MyPaint works with bitmaps instead of vector graphics. It's open source software designed mainly to illustrate and draw with a digitizer tablet. It has a simple interface, where almost all the basic drawing functions are assigned to keyboard shortcuts, which improves workflow speed. In addition, you can hide the entire graphical interface and focus all attention on the drawing without being distracted by unnecessary or complex buttons or palettes. It's a good option if you are interested in digital illustration without too many overwhelming features.
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      MyPaint vs Adobe Illustrator opinions
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      Dmitrii_Kunicin the application is suitable for use by children, simple
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Illustrator is a vector graphics tool, MyPaint is a raster graphics tool.
      Negative comment 3 months ago


    3. 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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