The main dilemma of the designer is choosing between two vector editors – the market leaders Corel Draw (.cdr format) and Adobe Illustrator (.ai format):
- What is the difference between Corel and Adobe graphic editors?
- Which program for working with vector graphics is more efficient and functional?
- Which editor is easier to learn to get started soon?
Every beginner is bound to face these questions. There is an epic battle of supporters on professional forums, but there is no universal answer! The choice of a tool for creating vector graphics depends on many factors – from the operating system to the image format.
Let’s look at the details that determine the difference between Illustrator and Corel.
An important factor is software compatibility with your personal computer’s operating system. Here too, the Illustrator has a crushing advantage over Korel: it runs both on Windows and OS X. The Corel Corporation has repeatedly announced the release of a cross-platform product, and it never went away. Therefore, for users of Apple computers, the choice of vector editor is limited only to Adobe products.
Conclusion: an unqualified victory for Illustrator.