Comparison of vector graphics editors

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A number of vector graphics editors exist for various platforms. Potential users of these editors will make a comparison of vector graphics editors based on factors such as the availability for the user's platform, the software license, the feature set, the merits of the user interface (UI) and the focus of the program. Some programs are more suitable for artistic work while others are better for technical drawings. Another important factor is the application's support of various vector and bitmap image formats for import and export.

The tables in this article compare general and technical information for a number of vector graphics editors. See the article on each editor for further information. This article is neither all-inclusive nor necessarily up-to-date.

Some editors in detail[edit]

  • Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks) is a vector editor with bitmap editing capabilities with its main purpose being the creation of graphics for Web and screen. Fireworks supports RGB color scheme and has no CMYK support. This means it is mostly used for screen design. The native Fireworks file format is editable PNG (FWPNG or PNG). Adobe Fireworks has a competitive price, but its features can seem limited in comparison with other products. It is easier to learn than other products and can produce complex vector artwork. The Fireworks editable PNG file format is not supported by other Adobe products. Fireworks can manage the PSD and AI file formats which enables it to be integrated with other Adobe apps. Fireworks can also open FWPNG/PNG, PSD, AI, EPS, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF file formats, and save/export to FWPNG/PNG, PSD, AI (v.8), FXG (v.2.0), JPG, GIF, PDF, SWF and some others. Some support for exporting to SVG is available via a free Export extension. On May 6, 2013, Adobe announced that Fireworks would be phased out.[1]
  • Adobe Flash (formerly a Macromedia product) has straightforward vector editing tools that make it easier for designers and illustrators to use. The most important of these tools are vector lines and fills with bitmap-like selectable areas, simple modification of curves via the "selection" or the control points/handles through "direct selection" tools. Flash uses Actionscript for OOP, and has full XML functionality through E4X support.
  • Adobe FreeHand (formerly Macromedia Freehand and Aldus Freehand) is mainly used by professional graphic designers. The functionality of FreeHand includes flexibility of the application in the wide design environment, catering to the output needs of both traditional image reproduction methods and to contemporary print and digital media with its page-layout capabilities and text attribute controls. Specific functions of FreeHand include a superior image-tracing operation for vector editing, page layout features within multiple-page documents, and embedding custom print-settings (such as variable halftone-screen specifications within a single graphic, etc.) to each document independent of auxiliary printer-drivers. User-operation is considered to be more suited for designers with an artistic background compared to designers with a technical background. When being marketed, FreeHand lacked the promotional backing, development and PR support in comparison to other similar products. FreeHand was transferred to the classic print group after Macromedia was purchased by Adobe in 2005. On May 16, 2007, Adobe announced that no further updates to Freehand would be developed but continues to sell FreeHand MX as a Macromedia product.[2] FreeHand continues to run on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (using an Adobe fix) and on Windows 7. For macOS, Affinity Designer is able to open version 10 & MX Freehand files.[3]
  • Adobe Illustrator is a commonly-used editor because of Adobe's market dominance, but is more expensive than other similar products.[4] It is primarily developed consistently in line with other Adobe products and such is best integrated with Adobe's Creative Suite packages. The ai file format is proprietary, but some vector editors can open and save in that format. Illustrator imports over two dozen formats, including PSD, PDF and SVG, and exports AI, PDF, SVG, SVGZ, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, and SWF. However, the user must be aware of unchecking the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" option if he or she desires to generate interoperable SVG files.[5]
  • Affinity Designer by Serif Europe (the successor to their previous product, DrawPlus) is non-subscription-based software that is often described as an alternative to Adobe Illustrator.[6][7][8] The application can open Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator files, as well as export to those formats and to the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) formats.[9] It also supports import from some Adobe Freehand files (specifically versions 10 & MX).[3]
  • Apache OpenOffice Draw is the vector graphics editor of the Apache OpenOffice open source office suite. It supports many import and export file formats and is available for multiple desktop operating systems.
  • Boxy SVG is a chromium-based vector graphics editor for creating illustrations, as well as logos, icons, and other elements of graphic design. It is primarily focused on editing drawings in the SVG file format. The program is available as both a web app and a desktop application for Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux-based operating systems.
  • Collabora Online Draw is the vector graphics editor of the Collabora Online open source office suite. It supports many import and export file formats and is accessible via any modern web browser, it also supports desktop editing features, Collabora Office is available for desktop and mobile operating systems, it is the enterprise ready version of LibreOffice.
  • ConceptDraw PRO is a business diagramming tool and vector graphics editor available for both Windows and macOS. It supports multi-page documents, and includes an integrated presentation mode. ConceptDraw PRO supports imports and exports several formats, including Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Corel Designer (originally Micrografx Designer) is one of the earliest vector-based graphics editors for the Microsoft Windows platform. The product is mainly used for the creation of engineering drawings and is shipped with extensive libraries for the needs of engineers. It is also flexible enough for most vector graphics design applications.
  • CorelDRAW is an editor used in the graphic design, sign making and fashion design industries.[10] CorelDRAW is capable of limited interoperation by reading file formats from Adobe Illustrator.[11] CorelDRAW has over 50 import and export filters,[12] on-screen and dialog box editing and the ability to create multi-page documents. It can also generate TrueType and Type 1 fonts, although refined typographic control is better suited to a more specific application. Some other features of CorelDRAW include the creation and execution of VBA macros, viewing of colour separations in print preview mode and integrated professional imposing options.
  • Dia is a free and open-source diagramming and vector graphics editor available for Windows, Linux and other Unix-based computer operating systems. Dia has a modular design and several shape packages for flowcharting, network diagrams and circuit diagrams. Its design was inspired by Microsoft Visio, although it uses a Single Document Interface similar to other GNOME software (such as GIMP).
  • DrawPlus, first built for the Windows platform in 1993, has matured into a full featured vector graphics editor for home and professional users. Also available as a feature-limited free 'starter edition': DrawPlus SE. DrawPlus developers, Serif Europe, have now ceased its development in order to focus on its successor, Affinity Designer.[13]
  • Edraw Max is a cross-platform diagram software and vector graphics editor available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It supports kinds of diagram types.[14] It supports imports and exports SVG, PDF, HTML, Multiple page TIFF, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software tool that supports a variety of formats and allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.
  • Fatpaint is a free, light-weight, browser-based graphic design application with built-in vector drawing tools. It can be accessed through any browser with Flash 9 installed. Its integration with Zazzle makes it particularly suitable for people who want to create graphics for custom printed products such as T-shirts, mugs, iPhone cases, flyers and other promotional products.
  • Figma is a collaborative web-based online vector graphics editor, used primarily for UX design and prototyping.
  • GIMP, which works mainly with raster images, offers a limited set of features to create and record SVG files. It can also load and handle SVG files created with other software like Inkscape.
  • Inkscape is a free and open-source vector editor with the primary native format being SVG. Inkscape is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-based systems. Inkscape can import SVG, SVGZ, AI, PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF (and other raster graphics formats), WMF, CDR (CorelDRAW), VSD (Visio) file formats and export SVG, SVGZ, PNG, PDF, PostScript, EPS, EPSi, LaTeX, HPGL, SIF (Synfig Animation Studio), HTML5 Canvas, FXG (Flash XML Graphics) and POVRay file formats. Some formats have additional support through Inkscape extensions, including PDF, EPS, Adobe Illustrator, Dia, Xfig, CGM, sK1 and Sketch. The predecessor of Inkscape was Sodipodi.
  • Ipe lets users draw geometric objects such as polylines, arcs and spline curves and text. Ipe supports use of layers and multiple pages. It can paste bitmap images from clipboard or import from JPEG or BMP, and also through a conversion software it can import PDF figures generated by other software. It differentiates itself from similar programs by including advanced snapping tools and the ability to directly include LaTeX text and equations. Ipe is extensible by use of ipelets, which are plugins written in C++ or Lua.
  • LibreOffice Draw is the vector graphics editor of the LibreOffice open source office suite. It supports many import and export file formats and is available for multiple desktop operating systems. The Document Foundation with the help of others is currently developing Android and online versions of the LibreOffice office suite, including Draw.
  • Microsoft Expression Design is a commercial vector and bitmap graphics editor based on Creature House Expression, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. It was part of the Microsoft Expression Studio suite. Expression Design is discontinued, and is no longer available for download from Microsoft. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8, and on Windows 8.1 and 10 released after it was discontinued.
  • Microsoft Visio is a diagramming, flow chart, floor plan and vector graphics editor available for Windows. It is commonly used by small and medium-sized businesses, and by Microsoft in their corporate documentation.
  • OmniGraffle, by The Omni Group, is a vector graphics editor available for Macintosh. It is principally used for creating flow charts and other diagrams. OmniGraffle imports and exports several formats, including Microsoft Visio, SVG, and PDF.
  • PhotoLine is mainly a raster graphics editor but also offers a comprehensive set of vector drawing tools including multiple paths per layer, layer groups, color management and full color space support including CMYK and Lab color spaces, and multipage documents. PhotoLine can import and export PDF and SVG files as well as all major bitmap formats.
  • sK1 is a free and open-source cross-platform vector editor for Linux and Windows which is oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output. The major sK1 features are CMYK colorspace support; CMYK support in Postscript; Cairo-based engine; color management; multiple document interface; Pango-based text engine; Universal CDR importer (7-X4 versions); native wxWidgets based user interface. sK1 can import postscript-based AI files, CDR, CDT, CCX, CDRX, CMX, XAR, PS, EPS, CGM, WMF, XFIG, SVG, SK, SK1, AFF, PLT, CPL, ASE, ACO, JCW, GPL, SOC, SKP file formats. It can export AI, SVG, SK, SK1, CGM, WMF, PDF, PS, PLT, CPL, ASE, ACO, JCW, GPL, SOC, SKP file formats.
  • SaviDraw, by Silicon Beach Software, is a modern vector drawing program for Windows 10. It is available only from the Microsoft app store. It is designed to work well with touch screens - no functions require keyboard modifiers. It features a new way to draw vector curves (very different from the traditional Pen tool) and has voice-command shortcuts.
  • Sketch is a commercial vector graphics application for macOS used primarily for user interface and web design. It offers features such as vector editing, prototyping, and collaboration tools.
  • SVG-edit is a FOSS web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG editor that works in any modern browser.
  • Synfig Studio (also known as Synfig) is a free and open-source 2D vector graphics and timeline-based computer animation program created by Robert Quattlebaum. Synfig is available for Linux, Windows, macOS. Synfig stores its animations in its own XML file format, SIF (uncompressed) or SIFZ (compressed) and can import SVG.
  • VectorStyler by Numeric Path is a professional vector graphics app, currently in advanced beta, available for both macOS and Windows 10 systems. It offers a comprehensive set of vector drawing tools, vector-based brushes, shape and image effects, corner shapes, mesh and shape-based gradients, collision snapping, multi-page documents, and full color space support including CMYK. The application can open Portable Document Format (PDF), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Adobe Illustrator, EPS and also Adobe Photoshop files, as well as export to those formats.
  • WinFIG is a shareware Editor with crossplattform. It use the Format of Xfig.
  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro (formerly Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro) are vector graphics editors for Windows developed by Xara. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer has high usability compared to other similar products and has very fast rendering. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (and earlier product ArtWorks) was the first vector graphics software product to provide fully antialiased display, advanced gradient fill and transparency tools. The current version supports multi-page documents, and includes a capable integrated photo tool making it an option for any sort of DTP work. The Pro version includes extra features such as Pantone and color separation support, as well as comprehensive web page design features.
  • Xara Xtreme LX is a partially open source version of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer for Linux.
  • Xfig is an Xlib, open source editor started by Supoj Sutanthavibul in 1985, and maintained by various people. It has a technical library. Its advantage is support for exporting of the TeX friendly files containing code for LaTeX (pict2e and epic/eepic macros packages), PGF/TikZ , PStricks, graphs and pictures drawing scripts that allow inclusion of complicated graphics into various document formats (e.g. PDF).[15]

General information[edit]

This table gives basic general information about the different vector graphics editors:

Software Company First Released Latest Version Date Cost (USD) License
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Systems 1987 CC 2021 (25.2.3) 2021-04-30 $19.99 / month (1 year contract) or $29.99 / month Proprietary
Affinity Designer Serif Europe 2014 1.9.3 2021-04-13 $49.99 Windows and $19.99 for iPad Proprietary
Apache OpenOffice Draw Apache Software Foundation 2000 4.1.10 2021-05-04 No cost Apache-2.0
Boxy SVG Jarosław Foksa 2013 3.42.4 2020-08 $9.99 in app stores or $9,99 monthly subscription Proprietary
Collabora Online Draw

All: Online, Mobile and Desktop apps

Collabora Productivity 2016 23.05.5[16] Edit this on Wikidata 2023-11-13 No cost when using the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE).
For enterprise support 17 Euro per user, per year, up to 99 users, then discounts apply.
ConceptDraw PRO new: ConceptDraw Diagram CS Odessa 1999 14 2020-10 $199 Proprietary
CorelDRAW Corel 1989 2021 (23) 2021-03-09 $499 or $249 annual subscription (includes Photopaint) Proprietary
Dia The GNOME Project 1998 0.97.3 2014-09-05 No cost GPL-2.0-or-later
DrawPlus Serif Europe 1994 X8 2015-03-23 $119.99 Proprietary
Edraw Max EdrawSoft 2004 9.4 2020-03 No cost, $99 premium subscription Proprietary
Embroidermodder Embroidermodder Team 2004 1.70 2012 No cost v2: Zlib
v1: GPL-2.0
EazyDraw Dekorra Optics 2003 9.5.2 (2020-01), 1.1.0 iOS 2020-01 $95 (trial version available at no cost; other prices) Proprietary
Figma Figma 2016 2020-05-19 2020-05-19 No cost, $12, and $45 monthly subscription tiers Proprietary (freemium)
Google Drawings Google 2010-04-12 No cost Proprietary
Karbon KDE Calligra Suite (CS) 2012 3.2.0 CS 3.2.2 2020-04-19 No cost LGPL-2.0-or-later
Krita KDE 2005 5.2.2[17] Edit this on Wikidata 2023-12-07 (2023-12-07) No cost GPL-3.0-only
Inkscape Inkscape Team 2003 1.3.2[18] Edit this on Wikidata 2023-11-25 (2023-11-25) No cost GPL-3.0-or-later
LibreOffice Draw The Document Foundation 2011 2021-06-10 No cost MPL-2.0
Macromedia FreeHand Adobe Systems 1988 MX (11) 2003 $399, $99 upgrade Proprietary
Microsoft Visio Microsoft 1992 16.0 2019 $560, $350 upgrade (Pro), $260, $130 upgrade (Standard) Proprietary
OmniGraffle The Omni Group 2000 7.18.1 (2020-12-13) for OS X, 3.15.3 for iOS (2020-12-13) 2020-12-13 Standard: $99, Pro: $199, iPad $49 (Pro:$99) USD Proprietary
Penpot Kaleidos 2021 1.18.4 2023-06-01 No cost MPL-2.0
Pencil2D Pascal Naidon, Patrick Corrieri 2005 0.6.6 2021-02-17 No cost GPL-2.0-only
PhotoLine Computerinsel GmbH 1995 22.51 2021-01 €59, €29 upgrade Proprietary
SaviDraw Silicon Beach Software 2019 1.1 2019-06 $19.99 [19] Proprietary
sK1 sK1 Project Team 2009 2.0RC4 2019-05-27 No cost GPL-3.0-or-later
Sketch Bohemian Coding 2010 70.6 2021-02-23 $99[20] Proprietary
SVG-edit The SVG-edit community 2009 5.1.0 2019-11-16 No cost MIT
Synfig Synfig Team 2005 1.4.1 2021-05-09 No cost GPL-2.0-or-later
VectorStyler Numeric Path 2021 1.0.029 RC3 2021 See Proprietary
WinFIG winfig Team 2003 2021.1 2021-01-31 $35 Proprietary
Xara Designer Pro+ Xara 1995 2020 2018-10 $299.00 Proprietary
Xfig Xfig Team 1985 3.2.8a 2021-03-27 No cost xfig

Operating system support[edit]

This table lists the operating systems that different editors can run on without emulation:

Software Windows macOS Unix and Linux iOS Android
Adobe Illustrator Yes Yes Dropped (v 5.5) Yes (iPad) No
Affinity Designer Yes Yes No Yes (iPad) No
Apache OpenOffice Draw Yes Yes Yes No No
Boxy SVG Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Aviary Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Collabora Online Draw Yes Yes Yes Yes (6.4.7+) and iPadOS Yes (6.4.7+) and ChromeOS
ConceptDraw PRO Yes Yes No No No
CorelDRAW Yes Yes Dropped (v. 9) No No
Dia Yes Yes Yes No No
DrawPlus Yes No No No No
Edraw Max Yes Yes Yes No No
EazyDraw No Yes No Yes No
Figma Yes Yes Web only Companion app only Companion app only
Google Drawings Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Inkscape Yes Yes Yes No No
Krita Yes Yes Yes No No
LibreOffice Draw Yes Yes Yes under development (available mostly in Collabora Online Draw 6.4.7+) under development (available mostly in Collabora Online Draw 6.4.7+)
Macromedia Freehand Yes Yes No No No
Microsoft Expression Design Yes No No No No
Microsoft Visio Yes No No No No
OmniGraffle No Yes No Yes (iPad) No
PhotoLine Yes Yes No No No
SaviDraw Yes No No No No
sK1 Yes Yes (user must compile) Yes No No
Sketch No Yes No No No
Sodipodi Yes No Yes No No
SVG-edit Yes Yes Yes No No
Synfig Yes Yes Yes No No
VectorStyler Yes Yes No No No
WinFIG Yes Yes Yes No No
Xara Designer Pro+ Yes No No No No
Xara Xtreme LX Yes Windows 10 with WSL No Yes No No
Xfig Yes Windows 10 with WSL Yes Compiler? Yes No No

Basic features[edit]

Software Maximum Page Size Maximum Zoom Color Management for Print Scripting Support
Adobe Illustrator 5.7785 × 5.7785 m 64000% Yes Yes
Affinity Designer No maximum size. 1000000%+ Yes No
Apache OpenOffice Draw 119 × 119 cm 3000% No Yes
Aviary ? 400% No No
Boxy SVG ? 6000% No No
Collabora Online 600 × 600 cm 3000% Yes Yes
ConceptDraw PRO Screen resolution Page width No Yes[a]
CorelDRAW 45.72 × 45.72 m 260000% (estimated) Yes Yes
DrawPlus 10,000 x 10,000 cm 5000% Yes Yes[b]
Edraw Max Screen resolution 400% No Yes
Embroidermodder ? ? No Yes
EazyDraw 250,000 × 250,000 m 250000% Yes No
Fatpaint 8000 × 8000 px Depend on the page size. No No
Google Drawings
Inkscape 1000 × 1000 km 25600% No (export svg to 3rd party) [21] Yes
LibreOffice Draw 600 × 600 cm 3000% Yes Yes
Macromedia Freehand 5.6388 × 5.6388 m 25600% Yes Yes
Microsoft Visio 2147483647 sq. in. 3098% No Yes
OmniGraffle 2,147,483,648 × 2,147,483,648 km 800% Yes Yes[b]
PhotoLine 1,400,000,000 × 1,400,000,000 px 6400% Yes Yes
sK1 3000 × 3000 m 300000% Yes Yes
SVG-edit ?  px 10000% No Yes
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2.75 × 2.75 m 25601% Yes No


  1. ^ ConceptDraw Basic Script only
  2. ^ a b ActionScript only

File format support[edit]


Adobe Illustrator Native Partial[22] No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Affinity Designer Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Apache OpenOffice Draw No No Native Yes Partial[a] Partial[a] No Yes Yes
Aviary No No No No No Yes No No No
Boxy SVG Partial No No No Yes Native No No No No No
Collabora Online Draw Partial[23][24] Yes Native Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
ConceptDraw PRO No No No No No No No No Yes No
CorelDRAW Yes Native No Yes Yes Partial[b] No Yes Yes No
Dia No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
DrawPlus Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Embroidermodder No No No No No Partial No Partial No
EazyDraw No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Fatpaint No No No No No No No No No No
Google Drawings No No No No No No No No No No
Inkscape Yes Partial[c] No Yes[d] Yes Native No Yes[25] Yes[e] Partial Yes [26]
Karbon[27] No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
LibreOffice Draw Partial[23][24] Yes Native Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Macromedia Freehand[28] Yes Partial[28] No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Microsoft Expression Design Partial No No Yes No No No No Yes No
Microsoft Visio 2002 Yes Partial[29] No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Microsoft Visio 2003 No No[30] No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Microsoft Visio 2013 No No[30] No No No Yes No Yes Yes Native
OmniGraffle No No No No Yes No[f] No No No Yes
PhotoLine Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SaviDraw No No No No No Native No No No Yes
sK1 Yes[g] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Sodipodi No No No No No Yes No No No
SVG-edit No No No No No Yes No No No No
Synfig No No No No No Partial[h] No No No
VectorStyler Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Xara Designer Pro + Yes[i] No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Xara Xtreme LX[31] Partial No No Yes Yes Partial No No No


  1. ^ a b Via an extension
  2. ^ Not all features are supported. Some Inkscape-generated plain SVG files yield corrupted results
  3. ^ Via an extension using UniConvertor. Text elements not converted
  4. ^ Via an extension using Ghostscript
  5. ^ Via an extension using UniConvertor
  6. ^ It can export to SVG but cannot import from SVG
  7. ^ AI postscript-based up to 9 ver.
  8. ^ Only SVG 1.0 Specification is supported since Synfig 0.62.00
  9. ^ Imports only up to version 8.0 AI files, newer AI file versions needs to save as "AI (V8.0)" or PDF files

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