Illustrator Alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ellen, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Ellen macrumors regular

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    I've managed to find OS X alternatives for most of my Windows software. I have a Windows version of Illustrator CS, but don't use it enough to justify the $$$ of the Mac version. Are there any programs that are similar to Illustrator and are freeware or modestly priced? If there is anything you recommend I would appreciate the tip!
     
  2. invasian macrumors regular

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    I recommend inkscape. it is free, although getting it to work on leopard can be difficult if it isn't a clean install.

    http://www.inkscape.org/
     
  3. Jeromie macrumors member

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    I haven't used Illustrator, so I know I'm not the best qualified person to answer this question. But may I present to you one of the best in show programs at MacWorld this year, VectorDesigner:

    http://www.tweakersoft.com/vectordesigner/

    It's also a part of the ongoing MacHeist if sales reach high enough numbers.
     
  4. iRx7fani macrumors newbie

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    over in macheist, they have a bundle for vector desginer if they hit $300,000. Keep an eye on it because the bundle comes w/ some great software for a good deal. And if you're looking to buy vector designer, it could be a great buy if you wait.
     
  5. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    If you're a power user, there's unfortunately no replacement for Illustrator (or any equivalent Adobe CS3 apps).
     
  6. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely. :)
     

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