July 31, 2010

List of Softwares available to edit the Vector Graphics.

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List of vector graphics editors

Free/Open source software

  • Dia -Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license. Dia is capable of exporting graphics to several formats.

  • DrawBerry - Mac OS X vector graphic editor.

  • 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.

  • Ipe - 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.

  • NodeBox - 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.

  • Scribus - A desktop publishing application with SVG & PDF capabilities.
    sK1- 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- SVG-edit is a lightweight, web based, javascript-driven SVG editor that works in any modern browser.

  • Synfig - A 2D vector graphics and animation program intended to produce feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources.

  • Tgif - A 2-D 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.

  • Xfig- A 2-D 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.

  • ZCubes - A 2D and 3D online vector drawing and painting tool. Primarily supports IE. Firefox supported for viewing using SVG in most platforms.

Commercial software

  • ACD Canvas (formerly Deneba Canvas)

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks)

  • Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash)

  • Adobe FreeHand (formerly Macromedia FreeHand)

  • Artworks

  • CorelDRAW

  • ConceptDraw - Windows and Macintosh vector graphic editor

  • Deneba Canvas

  • Drawit - Mac OS X vector graphic editor

  • Elgorithms MagicTracer

  • Express Animator

  • Gerber Omega

  • Intaglio - Mac OS X only editor.

  • jfig

  • MST Viewer - MODCA Viewer used in IBM solutions

  • Microsoft Expression Design - based on Creature House Expression

  • Microsoft Expression Blend

  • Microsoft PhotoDraw

  • Microsoft Visio

  • LineForm - Mac OS X vector graphic editor

  • OmniGraffle - Mac OS X Visio-like editor

  • PhotoLine

  • Raven - Raven is a free browser-based vector editing program by Aviary served through browsers running Flash Player 9 and higher on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Aviary is capable of importing and exporting to the SVG format.

  • Satori Paint

  • Serif DrawPlus

  • Scanvec Amiable FlexiSign

  • SmartDraw

  • Turbo Plot - A plot application capable of generating vector images, both static and animated.

  • VectorDesigner

  • Vector Studio

  • WhiteBoardMeeting - A Skype Extra and a real time multi-user collaboration software. WhiteBoardMeeting allows users to draw vector graphics, insert text and images, edit existing objects. All users see each other creating and editing objects right away.

  • WinFIG - A 2-D drawing tool under Windows. WinFIG started as an Xfig clone and saves figures in the Fig format, but supports various formats including Postscript and LaTeX. Like Xfig WinFIG is popular amongst users from the academic sector.

  • Xara Xtreme

  • ZeusDraw - Mac OS X vector graphic editor

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