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Corel Draw -- open source replacement ?

What open source or low cost Corel Draw http://www.coreldraw.com/en/product/graphic-design-software/ replacement do you recommend since I do not what to spend $200+ to upgrade ?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
imo, $200 is reasonable for a program with the capabilities of CorelDraw.  It's far cheaper than AutoCAD.  If money is an issue, look for unused Draw software kits on ebay.  The alternative cost of switching to a new program, having to learn it from scratch, and converting existing projects is more than $200 no matter what your hourly rate may be.

However, if you must ... here's a page with some alternatives.
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loftywormCommented:
I love Sketchup!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
GIMP is a free drawing/image edition software: www.gimp.org/downloads
The Free & Open Source Image Editor

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MereteCommented:
My best friends to  Paintshop pro is Paint net it does a ton of things with simple learning and has 100's of plugins  and Inkscape
Checkout youtube as well
Inkscape
https://inkscape.org/en/
https://inkscape.org/en/learn/tutorials/
https://inkscapetutorials.org/tutorial-list-2/
Paint Net
http://www.getpaint.net/index.html
download here
http://www.getpaint.net/download.html#download
 links to plugins browse
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-paint-net-make-it-even-better-with-these-great-plugins/
more here and on the right
http://paint.net.amihotornot.com.au/features/effects/plugins/Artistic/
And if you need help just come back here :)
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
For Vector graphics, Inkscape is the right solution
For Raster graphics, GiMP is the right solution.
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dbruntonCommented:
Artweaver  http://www.artweaver.de/en

There's a free version and a paid version.  For me the free version has enough for the tasks I do.
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MereteCommented:
This another abandoned question
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
ain't life just great ;-)
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