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    Open Source CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is Inkscape. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite are sK1 (Free, Open Source), Apache OpenOffice Draw (Free, Open Source), Karbon (Free, Open Source) and SVG-Edit (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 1, 2022

    1. 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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      Inkscape vs CorelDRAW Graphics Suite opinions
      Most users think Inkscape is a great alternative to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
      Comprehensive, open source, community supported, easy to use alternative.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Similarily to GIMP vs Adobe Photoshop, once you get used to the differences, just about anything is possible. Keep in mind though that switching is always harder than just starting out with a piece of software. In other words, it's easier to use Inkskape if you've never started out with Coreldraw in the first place, and vice versa.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Its not intuitive. Its like a new program of design, and that its hard to assimilate.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      I like corel,but i don't have it.
      Positive comment 17 days ago

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      Best Alternate Vector app
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      I before work with Corel Draw over ten years now I use only Inkscape
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      I Have had CorelDraw graphic suite for 35 years until it was deleted by an upgrade malfunction, and Corel says I need proof of purchase before they will help, so after looking at your program I and several others, I feel like checking it out
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.
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      Almost everyone thinks sK1 is a great alternative to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.


    2. 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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      Most users think Apache OpenOffice Draw is a great alternative to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE Plasma Workspaces
      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.
      Most users think Karbon is a great alternative to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
    3. SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Webchemy is an open-source cross-platform web-app for creating idea sparking sketches. Based on the desktop application Alchemy, Webchemy takes some of its drawing tools and brings them to the web.
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    4. DrawBerry provides all the same features of commercial applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape; except in a free, easy to use, lightweight, and powerful application which is also open-source.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a functionnal and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) 2D animation sofware.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    6. Photoshop in the browser? Photoshop ? Flattering, but not quite. BitMappery does however allow you to import photos, apply transformations, tweak filters and draw masks in a non-destructive manner. It has some overlap in functionality but is definitely a more simple product.
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    7. Graphical tool of a special kind. Build upon a modular graphics core, Cenon offers a wide variety of applications. The feature-rich Cenon core is open source software and at home on many computer platforms.
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