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Alternatives to Illustrator? - sealfin - Oct 29, 2004 02:33 AM

Any suggestions? As Illustrator is kind of out of my price range... At the very least, I just need something which can take an .eps and produce an .ai file.

Alternatives to Illustrator? - OneSadCookie - Oct 29, 2004 03:04 AM

There are a couple of open-source vector programs which run under X11 -- Inkscape and Sodipodi. Inkscape is nice, but I don't think it'll do the conversion for you... I don't have Sodipodi installed to check it for you.

The various tools that come with GhostScript might also help with converting EPS files... but I doubt they'd work with .ai files.

Is .ai an open format? I seem to recall it's basically postscript anyway...

Alternatives to Illustrator? - Carlos Camacho - Oct 29, 2004 08:06 AM

There is a question asked before on this topic, so try a search. Failing that...

Create by Stone Design is highly recommended.

Look at Deneba Canvas, CorelDraw, and perhaps Omnigraffe.

Graphic Converter should also work with .eps files.

And check...

And of course, check some CAD apps like...

Alternatives to Illustrator? - igame3d - Oct 29, 2004 08:22 AM

CorelDraw and the rest of their studio for mac is canceled

Alternatives to Illustrator? - stevejohnson - Oct 29, 2004 08:37 AM

Free and good. Used to cost like $300.

Alternatives to Illustrator? - sealfin - Oct 29, 2004 01:33 PM

Thanks diordna, that's exactly what I needed (for importing free form geometry to Wings 3d.)