Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Inkscape iconInkscape, 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 many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Illustrator are Small Affinity Designer iconAffinity Designer (Paid), Small Gravit Designer iconGravit Designer (Freemium), Small CorelDRAW Graphics Suite iconCorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Paid) and Small Figma iconFigma (Freemium).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Aug 18, 2020

  • Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's free and open source.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    ph
    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!

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It has everything you need for a vector graphic editor, it's quite simple to use and it's completely free. I totaly recommend it!

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
    Gu
    Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It has all the tools I need, minus the junk I never use, and it's a one-time price that is very reasonable; no subscription model!

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    zaji494546
    It is easy to use and has just about everything you need. The one time price is a plus as well!

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • A cross-platform vector graphics tool, runs as desktop application and in-browser too.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    Gu
    It's free, and also easy to use. Some advanced features are lacking, but the dev team is constantly adding new ones.

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    rv
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago

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  • With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    Gu
    Compatibility with .ai files, is a vector manipulator. Includes a "Hairline" stroke weight, which is very useful for certain applications. One-time license purchase

    Positive comment • 12 months ago

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    Gu
    Excellent Graphics Suite, I've been using it since version 3

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    The first vector illustrator I ever used. Sadly not available on the Mac

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • The collaborative interface design tool.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Gu
    With a focus on UI, it is a much better tool to use for UI design and prototyping

    Positive comment • about 1 month ago

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    RCLeahcar981414
    Figma places a heavier focus on user interface design, while Illustrator is a general vector graphics editor.

    Negative comment • 4 months ago

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  • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.
  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    Gu
    Cannot open existing ai- and eps-files. Exporting is very limited.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows.

    Discontinued

    Microsoft announced that Paint is officially deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyway last version of the program will still be usable in Windows 10.

    • Free
    • Windows
  • Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics...
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator, some doesn't.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Gu
    It's a bitmap editor - used mainly for painting and creating comics

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Boxy SVG is a vector graphics editor simillar to Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and Inkscape. Made with and for the modern Web Platform.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    Gu
    No import or export of ai and eps

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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