A good vector Programe other than CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator?

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I have coreldraw and adobe illustrator, but want to know exactly what else is out there…if anyone knows of anything? maybe even free stuff?


Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license. Dia is capable of exporting graphics to several formats.
Inkscape (forked from Sodipodi)
A vector graphics editor released under the GNU General Public License. Its stated goal is to become a powerful graphics tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG and CSS standards. Has good multi-lingual support, particularly for complex text layout.
A vector graphics editor for creating figures in PDF or EPS format. Can process LaTeX source code and import PDF figures.
Karbon14 (formerly Kontour, which was formerly KIllustrator)
Is a vector graphics editor, part of KOffice, the KDE office suite.
An application for programming 2D animation and graphics in Python. It runs on Mac OS X.
OpenOffice.org Draw
Currently OpenOffice.org supports exporting to SVG format officially, though with some limitations to be resolved. It also shares many features with Desktop publishing software.
A desktop publishing application with SVG & PDF capabilities.
A fork of Skencil which continues to be developed using Tcl/Tk. Project has a lot of importers and exporters which are extracted as UniConvertor subproject.
Skencil (formerly Sketch)
A vector graphics editor implemented almost completely in Python.
SVG-edit is a lightweight, web based, javascript-driven SVG editor that works in any modern browser.
A 2D vector graphics and animation program intended to produce feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources.
A 2D drawing tool under X11 for Unix and Unix-like platforms. Note: has several quirks due to being developed long before many features common in many editors were standard.
Xara Xtreme for Linux
A 2D vector graphics editor created by the British software company Xara.
A 2D drawing tool under X11 for Unix and Unix-like platforms. Xfig saves figures in its native Fig format, but they may be converted into various formats.

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  1. I just started using Inkscape yesterday and it is pretty awesome. I’ve encountered some rendering errors, and I crashed it once (save often!) but other than that it’s been really friendly and slick.

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