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Author Topic: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12  (Read 23612 times)

artkaye

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Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« on: September 17, 2007, 06:29:51 AM »
I am looking for the best free alternative to Corel Draw 12.

Any suggestions?

scancode

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Re: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 11:42:34 AM »
Give inkscape a shot, i fell in love with it.
http://www.inkscape.org/

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Re: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 01:27:51 AM »
try

List of Vector Illustration Alternatives

Open source vector graphics software?

45 best Freeware Design programs

I know there has been other threads lately....
try a couple forum searchs (got those with "vector")
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Re: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 04:28:11 PM »
Hm... I know Gimp which is the closest what I can remember as a "Freeware graphics editor".

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Re: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 10:05:19 PM »
Inkscape is in many aspects (especially the vector drawing tools) way ahead of Corel Draw already. An amazing Open Source project.

A very good and affordable alternative for windows is Serif Draw Plus. They also have an old freeware version at www.freeserifsoftware.com .

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Re: Best free alternative for Corel Draw 12
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 02:00:39 AM »
Depending on your needs, Mayura Draw is a very nice and inexpensive alternative. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles Corel Draw has, it is powerful enough to handle most simple drawing tasks. However, I have found an occasional .wmf file that it won't import properly.

Xara Extreme is an excellent alternative and it's blazingly fast! Xara's prices have come down out of the stratosphere (I think they're going open source eventually) so you get power and flexibility in a relatively inexpensive package. It may lack a few features that Corel Draw has but it makes up for it in usability and speed.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2008, 11:03:22 AM by tide »