Being creative is not enough to be a successful graphic artist. You also need powerful design tools for transfering your art to screen or print. This list is about most popular design programs. Some of them are totally free, some of them have really high prices. This list is from webdesignerdepot.com and sorting is calculated with twitter feeds. So it should be one of the most objective list about design tools. Check out ‘’ 10 Most Popular Design Programs ‘’ according to popularity on twitter.

10 – Microsoft Paint (30.403 Users)

Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint

It is not that powerful but in every Windows system, it is pre installed. That’s why simple paint is on that list.

09 – XnView (45.130 Users)

XnView

XnView

Another fast,free,lightweight image editing and viewing tool.

08 – Adobe Illustrator (46.134 Users)

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is more about creating visual arts from scratch. If you are an experienced photoshop user, you will get use to Illustrator quick.

07 – Google Sketchup (52.834 Users)

Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup is more focused on 3D objects. Like other google apps, it is also free.

06 – ACDsee Pro (65.239 Users)

ACDsee Pro Popular Design Programs

ACDsee Pro

Brother of irfanview. It has some more functions but it is a paid software.

05 – Irfanview (77.615 Users)

Irfanview

Irfanview

Irfanview is more focused on viewing images and doing simple batch editing jobs. It is really useful for quick simple jobs like renaming,resizing etc. Because of it is lightweight and free, people prefer using irfanview over photoshop for simple jobs.

04 – Gimp (93.317 Users)

Gimp

Gimp

Best free alternative aganist photoshop. Once you try Gimp, you won’t pay anymore for advanced editing softwares.

03 – Corel Draw (168.871 Users)

Corel Draw

Corel Draw

Strongest opponent of photoshop. Some of advanced graphic artist even doesn’t have photoshop on their system if they are fan of corel.

02 – Google Picasa (424.505 Users)

Google Picasa

Google Picasa

Picasa doesn’t have advanced editing or creating functions, but it is easy to use for every computer user and google knows how to advertise…

01 – Adobe Photoshop (495.155 Users)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Super star of graphic design tools. People don’t edit photos and pictures, they ‘’photoshop’’ them if you know what i mean.

Source: webdesignerdepot.com

  • These are really nice programs. I like the last one 🙂 AP