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Open Source Inkscape Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Inkscape is LibreOffice - Draw. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Inkscape and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Inkscape are Karbon, Akira, Polotno Studio and SVG-Edit.

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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  1. 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.

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    LibreOffice - Draw vs Inkscape opinions
    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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  2. Karbon icon

    Karbon

    • 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.

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    Karbon vs Inkscape opinions
    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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    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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    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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    SVG-Edit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.

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    Most users think SVG-Edit is a great alternative to Inkscape.


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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.

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    Dotgrid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    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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  8. Alva icon

    Alva

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Webchemy

    • 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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