Inkscape VS Adobe Illustrator

By Ross Madden
Published on February 20, 2019 11:34 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe Illustrator of a potential free alternative.  Adobe Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc).

Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphics editor for professionals and is available here: https://inkscape.org

Along the same vein as the recent article comparing GIMP and Adobe Photoshop (https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/gimp-vs-adobe-photoshop), I don’t use Illustrator myself, and therefore am a poor source for determining whether this is a good alternative or not.  However, there are plenty of comparisons online from folks that actually do use this stuff.  Check out the following:

https://logosbynick.com/can-inkscape-replace-illustrator

https://blog.templatetoaster.com/inkscape-vs-illustrator-vector-graphics

Enjoy!

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