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Microsoft Expression Design Alternatives

Microsoft Expression Design is described as 'Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than print graphics. Expression Design is not available as an individual product, but rather as part of the Expression' and is a Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Expression Design for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Expression Design are Inkscape, Photopea, Adobe Illustrator and Canva.

Microsoft Expression Design alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Expression Design.
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  1. Krita icon

    Krita

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    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Epic Games Store
    137 alternatives to Krita 

    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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Inkscape

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    134 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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    Photopea

    • Online
    102 alternatives to Photopea 

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

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    1.  Support for LayersPhotopea supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Adobe Illustrator

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    • Online
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    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.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    7.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    8.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Canva

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    • Online
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    • Android Tablet
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    92 alternatives to Canva 

    Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionCanva can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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    Pixlr

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    206 alternatives to Pixlr 

    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Pixelmator

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    142 alternatives to Pixelmator 

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

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    Photoscape

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    • Windows S
    181 alternatives to Photoscape 

    PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

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    1.  Batch EditingPhotoscape allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    Viewer: Slideshow, Fullscreen, Wallpaper, Lossless Rotation, Exif
    Editor: 120+ Frames, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Color, Contrast, Auto Contrast, Sharpen, Clipart
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    Polotno Studio

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    76 alternatives to Polotno Studio 

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

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    Adobe Fireworks

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    • Windows
    58 alternatives to Adobe Fireworks 

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

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    1.  Support for 4KAdobe Fireworks supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Ad-freeAdobe Fireworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Works OfflineAdobe Fireworks can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      Discontinued

      As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud icon Adobe Creative Cloud

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