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Open Source Affinity Designer Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Affinity Designer is Inkscape. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Affinity Designer and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Affinity Designer are Akira, Apache OpenOffice Draw, Dotgrid and Graphite.

Affinity Designer 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 Affinity Designer.
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  1. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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    Stable version 1.0 has path effects, interface customization, among other incredible things!
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    Most users think Inkscape is a great alternative to Affinity Designer.
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    It's the only real free alternative to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Affinity Designer

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    I do some light works. so it work for me very well

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    Akira

    • Linux
    • GTK+
    70 alternatives to Akira 

    Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to...

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    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    94 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Draw 

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.

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    For technical drawings with integrated graduation function (not available in PowerPoint)
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    Dotgrid

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    68 alternatives to Dotgrid 

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Dotgrid.
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  5. Graphite icon

    Graphite

    • Online
    51 alternatives to Graphite 

    Graphite is an open source, cross-platform, 2D vector and raster general-purpose graphics editor with AI image generation features and a non-destructive node-based effects compositing engine.

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    1.  Ad-freeGraphite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Node BasedGraphite supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportGraphite integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    4.  Color PickerGraphite allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Graphite without registration.
    6.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    7.  Support for LayersGraphite supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Dark ModeGraphite supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Non Destructive EditingGraphite allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
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    Design mockup of a yet-to-be-built raster graphics editing workflow


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    Alva

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    • Linux
    68 alternatives to Alva 

    Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained: https://github.com/meetalva/alva/issues/852 Last version, 0.9.1, released in January 2019, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    Xfig

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    25 alternatives to Xfig 

    Xfig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows.

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    Library - importing drawings
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