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Vector graphics drawing tools and image editors

Listing of vector graphics editors and software for various OSes.

Synfig Studio

Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

Graphics Software by Xara

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is a 2D vector graphics editor created by Xara. There is a pro version called Xara Designer Pro (formerly Xara Xtreme Pro). The Windows version was previously sold under the names Xara Studio, Xara X and Xara Xtreme.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS6 graphic design software is the industry's premier vector-drawing environment for creating graphics that scale across media.




Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows, and is released under the GPL license.


Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible. 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.

OpenOffice Draw

Draw - from a quick sketch to a complex plan, Draw gives you the tools
to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by
300cm, Draw is powerful tool for technical or general posters, etc.


LibreOffice is the free power-packed open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.


SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, Javascript-driven SVG editor that works in any modern browser. In browsers that support the W3C File API, this editor allows you to open local files.


Simple and direct vector drawing software for creating your own graphics and illustrations.


CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Corel Corporation of Ottawa, Canada. It is also the name of Corel's Graphics Suite, which bundles CorelDraw with a bitmap image editor, Corel PhotoPaint, and other graphics-related programs.

Microsoft Office Visio

Microsoft Office Visio is a 2D-object drawing application and is part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Trimble SketchUp

3D Communication software for Design and Engineering Professionals.

Aviary web application suite is a proprietary[1] collection of free multi-media web apps.

Microsoft Expression Studio

Microsoft Expression Design is Microsoft's commercial professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images based on Creature House Expression. It is part of the Microsoft Expression Studio suite. Expression Design is more oriented towards editing XAML and web graphics rather than print graphics (like Photoshop and Illustrator)

  • Ashish Gupta


    Ashish has several years of experience working with content. He is a technical communicator and a community builder by profession; UX advocate and a quality champion by nature; and a Chemical engineer from IIT Bombay by academic qualification.

    In his spare time he likes to spoil his son silly, test workflows, identify usability enhancements and new features in software that he uses, and indulge in the online communities. Other interests areas in which Ashish dabbles are Instructional content, eLearning, social media, SEO, project management, life skills, watching soccer, fantasize about running long marathons some day, and occasionally trekking in the Himalayas.

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