Good free graphics program with vectoring?

By lemri
Nov 8, 2006
  1. Hi, I work at a school and a teacher wanted to use Fireworks to create advertisements, drawings, print layouts, and active links for web pages. He needs to teach this to his middle school students.

    He found out today the district will not fund Fireworks because useing Fireworks to teach his students will rob the high school of introducing the industry standard. They won't let him have professional tools! Grrrarrggh.. anyway, that is another rant.

    He came to me and asked for another graphics program that can do the same thing, but for free. I suggested The Gimp, but he said he needs a program that does vectors well.

    Does anyone know any free open source programs like The Gimp but more robust with vectoring?
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Adobe Fireworks does not work with vector graphics (at least not to my knowledge).

    If you want a vector drawing application try Inkscape or Sodipodi.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Fireworks can do vector as well, the problem is cost and licensing model. I'd also be curious to know if the product will be around for much longer - I find it hard to believe we'll see more than 1 additional revision.

    Also - for basic vector support in gimp look here:
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