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Free Inkscape Alternatives

The best free alternative to Inkscape is Vectornator. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Inkscape and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Inkscape are Krita, LibreOffice - Draw, Vectr and LazPaint.

Inkscape 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 Inkscape.
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Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using...

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  1. The vector graphics design software that allows you to create sophisticated graphics, amazing layouts and illustrations - all in just one super powerful tool.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineVectornator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersVectornator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Almost everyone thinks Vectornator is a great alternative to Inkscape.

    ease of use, low learning curve, active development and support

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  2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Some users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Inkscape, some don't.

    LibreOffice draw is good for schemes, but not for what Inkscape does - Inkscape is a graphic design tool, not a scheme creator.

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    Open Source vector graphics editor can create SVG files.

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    LibreOffice Draw is a very simple drawing suite. It may be sufficient for many, but not sufficient to be declared an alternative to InkScape.

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    Vectr

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Vectr simultaneously.
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    temfrong

    It has better ui, and more easy to use

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    Inkscape shows much more intuitive interface and workflow, as well as much more complex capabilities.

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    Vectr requires an Internet connection.

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  5. LazPaint icon

    LazPaint

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightLazPaint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLazPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ PortableLazPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Polotno Studio

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Free online design editor. Create images for social media, YouTube previews, Facebook covers.

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    Akira

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+

    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.

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    Karbon

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

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    Discontinued

    was last modified on Sat, 11 Jul 2015

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    Most users think Karbon is a great alternative to Inkscape.

    Karbon and Inkscape are both great and are the only alternatives to each other that support the same wide range of operating systems.

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    sK1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

    ⚫︎ PortablesK1 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It does not have all the features that Inkscape has, but it is a much lighter weight free & open source alternative.

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    Dotgrid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    t_mladek

    Dotgrid is much more limited in scope than Inkscape.

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    i is a very good vector editor tool

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