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Vector Graphic Editors

Vector graphic editors support the creation, modification, and rendering of layered graphic primitives (ellipse, polygon, spline, bitmap, raster). The following is an alphabetic list of some notable examples.


Home page: http://figurine.sourceforge.net/figurine/
Sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/figurine/

Figurine is an alternate editor for the (x)fig format.


Home page: http://www.linuxbrit.co.uk/geist/

Geist is a vector graphic editor with emphasis on raster objects (alpha-transparency, etc..).


Home page: http://www.levien.com/svg/
Sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/Gill

Gill is an experiment in developing an entirely SVG-based vector graphic editor, based on the GTK toolkit. It attempts to support all the related standards (DOM, CSS).


Home page: http://www.gyve.org/

GYVE (for GNU Yellow Vector Editor) is an FSF sponsored vector graphics editor that originated in conjunction with GNUSTEP, but now seems to be migrating to Gtk.

idraw/ivtools available for Debian

Home page: http://www.ivtools.org
Sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivtools

ivtools is a collection of vector graphics editors that augment idraw with scripting, multi-frame editing, and graph editing.


Home page: http://www.ntlug.org/~ccox/impress/index.html

ImPress is a Tcl/Tk based vector graphics editor.


Home page: http://www.cs.uu.nl/~otfried/Ipe/

Ipe is a vector graphics editor with a focus on extendability via plugins.

Kontour available for Debian

Home page: http://wwwiti.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~sattler/killustrator.html

Killustrator is the KDE vector graphic editor (part of the KOffice suite). It supports many Illustrator-inspired features, like gradient-fills and path-alignment.

Sketch available for Debian

Home page: http://sketch.sourceforge.net
Sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sketch/

Sketch is a vector-graphic editor written mostly in Python. It supports many Illustrator-inspired features as well (gradient-fills, path-alignment, etc.).


Home page: http://sodipodi.sourceforge.net
Sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sodipodi/

Sodipodi is yet another GTK based vector-graphic editor. It can load and save in SVG format.

Tgif available for Debian

Home page: http://bourbon.cs.umd.edu:8001/tgif/

Tgif is a mature vector-graphic editor with gratis licensing.

xfig available for Debian

Home page: http://www-epb.lbl.gov/xfig/

xfig is the grand-daddy of all X11 vector-graphic editors.

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