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Canvas GFX Alternatives

All-in-one solutions for creating and presenting illustrations seem like a very convenient concept, right? That's where Canvas shines!

Canvas 11 is a single cost-effective and integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation, and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

As it is now, Canvas is priced at nearly $600 U.S. It's definitely understandable if you're feeling a little sticker shock looking at that price, especially is you're an independent user or only work with a small number of trusted people. If you can't afford the asking price for Canvas, however, there are many free alternatives to Canvas available.

Canvas GFX alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Canvas GFX.
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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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  2. Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

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    • Online
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • ReactOS
    228 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only in raster graphics editing, but in digital art...

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    1.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    3.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Photoshop allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    4.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Photoshop allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Photoshop.
    6.  AI Neural FiltersAdobe Photoshop makes use of artificial intelligence to detect faces, objects and spaces, and performs large and quick modifications to an image with a few clicks.
    7.  Content-Aware FillAdobe Photoshop can quickly remove objects from your photo and it will fill in the picture based on the rest of the available content.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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  3. Adobe Illustrator icon

    Adobe Illustrator

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    • Online
    • iPad
    93 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    9.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
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  4. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    87 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    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 graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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  5. Adobe InDesign icon

    Adobe InDesign

    • Mac
    • Windows
    44 alternatives to Adobe InDesign 

    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.

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  6. Karbon icon

    Karbon

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE Plasma Workspaces
    38 alternatives to Karbon 

    Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the drawing.

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    Discontinued

    was last modified on Sat, 11 Jul 2015

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    PDF Reader

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    238 alternatives to PDF Reader 

    PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesPDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  PDF compressionPDF Reader can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    3.  PDF annotationPDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  8. Ashampoo®  Photo Optimizer icon

    Ashampoo® Photo Optimizer

    219 alternatives to Ashampoo® Photo Optimizer 

    Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 enhances your photos at the click of a button! The program fully automatically adjusts colors, contrasts and exposure settings to perfection for individual images or entire collections.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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  9. QueekyPaint icon

    QueekyPaint

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    • Online
    75 alternatives to QueekyPaint 

    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing by watching the process of your favourite artists. QueekyPaint is free and simple to use.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in QueekyPaint simultaneously.
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  10. Vecteezy Editor icon

    Vecteezy Editor

    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    71 alternatives to Vecteezy Editor 

    The Vecteezy Editor is a free SVG editor designed to allow anyone to quickly and easily create beautiful graphics directly in the browser. This tool is built into the largest database of free vector graphics on the internet.

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