vector editors

Creative Docs .NET – added 9/23/2008

Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. The interface is tailored for high productivity: it does never get in your way. Creative Docs .NET tools are simple, yet powerful. All styles and attributes can be modified interactively with a minimum number of mouse clicks. A color gradient, for instance, can be modified directly by dragging its handles in the document window.

SmoothDraw NX – added 11/28/2007

SmoothDraw NX is an easy yet powerful freehand drawing tool. It’s a limited yet free version of SmoothDraw. It produces the most smooth and expressive stroke through your tablet. It also smoothes mouse input for who don’t have a tablet. A quantity of tools are provided for the tasks from basic drawing to image retouching.

InsightPoint – added 11/28/2007

InsightPoint is a freeware vector graphics program which creates advanced illustrations, flowcharts and layouts for Web and print media. InsightPoint is the fastest and easiest for you to express your ideas for others to see. Built on an XML framework, InsightPoint has comprehensive object-oriented vector design tools, minimal learning curve, and user friendly drawing experience.

Synfig – added 11/28/2007

Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. While there are many other programs currently on the market to aid with the efficient production of 2D animation, we are currently unaware of any other software that can do what our software can.

Delineate – added 9/19/2005

Delineate is a tool for converting raster images to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) using AutoTrace or potrace. It loads images using JIU and displays results using Batik. Input formats are JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNM, PBM, PGM, PPM, IFF, PCD, PSD, RAS.

DrawPlus – added 6/2/2005

Whether you want a classy logo, attention grabbing text, or an artistic masterpiece, DrawPlus 4 has the power and tools to help you. With drag & drop formatting, animation mode, and advanced graphic functions, this vector editor has all the tools you need to create fantastic vector drawings, illustrations and animations.

Sodipodi – added 3/12/2005

Sodipodi is a vector-based drawing program, like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator from the proprietary software world, and Sketch or Karbon14. It is distributed under the terms of the Gnu General Public License, Version 2. Sodipodi uses W3C SVG as its native file format. It is therefore a very useful tool for web designers.

Inkscape – added 10/4/2004

Inkscape is an open source SVG editor with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc. Supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, node editing, svg-to-png export, grouping, and more.

Microsoft Expression – added 6/10/2004

Expression a vector-based drawing program that imports and exports bitmap images and it ingeniously disguises vector drawings so they seem like pixel-based images.

EVE – Embedded Vector Editor – added 8/3/2003

EVE is a tiny vector editor 82K bytes total. Unzip anywhere and run, no installation required. For all line drawing applications: organisational, structural, project planning, layout design, circuit design, brainstorming. Unlimited drawing surface. Export to WMF, EMF, bitmap.The EVE Web Edition can export to SVG.

Zoner Draw – added 6/23/2003

Zoner Draw is an ideal graphics program for a broad range of applications. Use it to create powerful brochures and leaflets, as well as illustrations for documents, business cards, price tags, letterheads, postcards, signs, blueprints, greeting cards, and more. One new feature of the product is the ability to create graphics for Internet presentations, including vector animations.