Developer: Picta, Inc

Current Version: 3.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 16.5 MB - Download


Graphic is a powerful feature-packed vector drawing and illustration application for macOS.

"Lightweight vector drawing; easy to use; 9/10" -
Featured in "Amazing Mac Apps", "...very powerful at a very decent price" - iCreate Magazine

Graphic has all of the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. Create intricate designs quickly and easily, and continue working on the go with Graphic for the iPad.

Create resolution-independent illustrations that can be pasted into Pages documents, included in Keynote presentations, or used together with iBooks Author.

- Import SVG, PDF, EPS, and Photoshop PSD files.
- Export designs as SVG, PDF, PNG, PSD, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF files.
- Copy selected objects as PNG, PDF, SVG, CSS properties, and Core Graphics code.
- Export icons, bitmap and vector images directly into Xcode xcasset folders.
- Export layers and tagged objects automatically as individual files.

Photoshop PSD Import/Export
- Import layered PSD files with vector paths and effects.
- Shape layers are imported as editable vector paths.
- Layer effects are imported as fully editable drop shadows, inner shadows, glows, etc.
- Export designs as layered PSD files.

Professional Drawing Tools
- Full-featured Bezier Pen tool for creating custom shapes.
- Brush and Pencil tools for fluid drawing and sketching.
- Essential set of shape creation tools.
- Boolean path combinations.
- Path multi-point selection and editing.
- Join, connect, and disconnect paths.
- Rotate, Scale, and Shear transform tools.
- Compound Paths.
- Convert Anchors tool.
- Eraser tool.
- Scissor tool.
- Dimensioning tool.

Layer Styles
- Apply multiple strokes, fills, and effects to any object.
- Apply inner shadows, drop shadows, and glow effects to objects.
- Arrange the order of fills, strokes, and effects using drag and drop.
- 24 vibrant blend modes, including Multiply, Overlay, Linear Burn, Vivid Light, etc.
- Set blend modes for layers, shapes, fills, strokes, shadows, and glow effects.

Many other powerful features, including:

- Shape Libraries.
- Appearance Styles.
- Text on Path.
- Multi-style Text.
- Layers and Groups.
- Smart Alignment Guides.
- Labels and Dimensioning.
- Canvas Scale, Rulers, and Units (mm, cm, inches)
- Canvas Styles.
- Snap to Grid / Snap to Point.
- Align and Distribute objects.
- Duplicate and Transform.
- Linear, Radial, and Angle gradients.
- Image masking.
- Convert Text to Paths.
- Inner and Outer Strokes.
- Outline Stroke.
- Duplicate and Transform.
- RGB, HSB, and Hex Color Pickers.
- Pixel-Preview Mode.
- Import PDF files and annotations.
- Export as vector-based PDF and SVG files.
- Plugins / Powerful scripting API.
- ColorSync Color Management.

OpenGL-optimized Drawing
- Fast rendering of very complex projects.
- Multi-threaded drawing ensures lag-free scrolling and zooming.


Release Notes:

- New CocoaScript plugin/scripting architecture
- Swift 4 code export
- PSD export with DPI settings
- SVG import improvements
- Many other fixes and improvements

Recent updates to the iPad and iPhone versions of Graphic, with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Many more new features for all versions coming soon!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3.1
Review by epoelzl

Adobe divorce getting easier - iDraw has proven to be an excellent replacement for Adobe Illustrator. Transitioning from a familiar, decades-old, friend was relatively painless. I found the iDraw interface very Adobe-similar, and adapted to the differences without excessive frustration or time. Also impressive is Indeeo Inc's tech support. Response to usage/interface questions was quick, and to my amazement they personally alerted me of implementing a feature request submitted months prior. Very nice! iDraw's rich feature set and prompt tech support makes it a bargain and pleasure to use. Adobe Illustrator replacement seekers will not be dissapointed!

Found helpful by 78 out of 82 people
Version 3.1
Review by upsetbuyer:wantmy$back

Needs Improvement!!! - I got this application to make a marketing project. I had to design a magazine cover and make a logo. I was really impressed with the app in the beginning stages of my project when I made my logo. It was very easy to use and my logo turned out great! When I got to the portion where I had to make the magazine cover, it all went downhill. The app started to continuously glitch. I tried multiple times to restart both the app and my Macbook and neither helped the glitching. The paint brush tool and the pencil tool are terrible. You “color” or “trace” in one area and the actual mark is on the other side of the page. After every paint brush or pencil move, you also have to go and click the little mouse button otherwise it will glitch out and you can’t even use the brush or pen for like 10 minutes. I have tried updating the app and that didn’t make an improvement either. Overall, I am very disappointed with this app and WOULD NOT recommend buying it. It’s a complete waste of $30. If you want to deal with constant glitching then great, get the app! It will probs make you very frustrated and disappointed like me though. It’s created many migraines and not a great project. I completely agree with another reviewer who said this app should be renamed “Garbage”!!!

Found helpful by 48 out of 54 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1
Review by writermlm

I love this tool…and it functions great…not buggy…been using it for 4 years - Frankly, there is so much functionality in this app that it takes time to figure it out, but once you do, it will bring out the artist in you and you will experience great creative joy. Here are some of the things I am able to do now thanks to this tool: * Designing logos for letter head and business cards * Designing Jockey silks * Drawing images for children’s books * Designing very large (full sized bed) paper piecing patterns, (bed quilt sized) * Designing giant appliqué for appliqueing on my embroidery machine using multiple hoops. (45”x45” quilt of snoopy laying on his dog house, woodstock sitting on his belly, for example.) * Desiging vector diagrams to cut on cricut I’m not sure where the remarks come from on instability and lacking, but it made me want to share that my experience with heavy multi-purpose usage has been stellar. It is TERRIFIC, and the price is unbelievable, especially with the seamless integration with the iPad app. You need both. There are just some things that are way more efficient on the iPad, and the same holds true for the Mac version. note: I have not tried the scriting or the API yet.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.1
Review by Some nickname123

Amazing Application! - I dont know where to start but this application is great, it has so many features that apps like Pixelmator Pro and others I’ve tried are lacking. I’m not a pro graphic designer but I have to say this app is very intuitive, well designed, simple to use, and it has a lot of precision controls. Simplicity without sacrificing features is the hallmark of great design. I love their dimension drawing tool, other apps dont have this feature, exporting is a snap and easy to understand. Customer service is great, I had a couple questions and a few small issues when designing my graphic art, so I fired them an email and they got back to me very quickly, ready to resolve my issue. They even updated or made me a custom plugin, which was awesome. Thank you guys for making an amazing app! God Bless!!

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
Version 3.1
Review by mister_all

LOVE this App! - I use this application nearly every single day. Professionally, I am an instructional designer. I use Graphic to create visual assets for documents, presentations, online learning objects and more. I have used it to design posters, infographics, t-shirts, even metal and resin pins (you know, the kind people like to trade with each other)! It is very easy to learn and use. There are some great tutorials online to help you get started. Once you create your design, you can easily export it in the most popular formats: png, jpg, even svg. Occasionally, I am so busy that I have to contract with other artists and designers. I usually suggest to them to get this app so we can easily collaborate on designs—they usually end up loving it, too. This application is definately worth the small asking price!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 3.1
Review by MikeMCFJ

Beginner or Advanced, Check this App Out Before Others... - Hey all. Over the years of my computing, I have used Illustrator, CorelDraw, Inkscape. Whatever I could get my hands on. If you need an app that runs natively on your Apple, check this out. Sure, Graphic is not a household name, but it may be some day. I did have some issues at first, but those issues were easy to fix, repair or whatever. Right now, I’m only using it for basic page layout, but hope to expand my skills. The GUI is clean and to the point. The tools do exactly what they are supposed to do. Color picking, editing is a snap. This is the neatest app I have on my older iMac. Plus, if you used an SVG editor historically, your files will be opened and able to be edited without issue. I can say that with 100% confidence. Thank You Picta for filling a need in graphic design/illustration!

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 3.1
Review by 5/5 for on and on

Unbelievable Customer Service - I recently was having an issue with something not working correctly and I assumed it was the application’s fault. I’ve been contacting them about it for a couple weeks and in each interaction they have gotten back to me much more quickly than I’ve gotten back to them. They were able to figure out the problem today and of course it was something wrong with my own computer--not something on their end at all. Their emails included very thorough step by step instructions and videos that were a great help for a novice like me. Can’t recommend them enough!

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people