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Infographic DIY: Infographic Creator Comparison

A hands-on workshop for LibTech 2014

Comparison Chart

Piktochart Venngage Canva Gliffy
In 5 Words... Drag-and-drop infographic creator Excellent for data-heavy infographics Drag-and-drop for qualitative infographics Drag-and-drop, business-oriented

Drag-and-drop graphic design (not just infographics)

Like Vizio, but free/cheap
Design Choices Graphics, Icons, Images (including upload your own), Background Color/Texture, Text, Charts, Video, Maps, Moods Charts (many types), Maps, Pictures, Videos, Text, Timer Vhemes, Icons, Backgrounds, Shapes, Text, Uploaded Images

Pictogram, Chart, Shape, Text, Image, Background

Images (free and $), Layouts, Text, Backgrounds, Uploaded Images Shapes, UML Diagram Components, Systems Analysis Diagram Components
Freemium Cost $39.99/yr for educators; $29/month or $169/year for others (removes watermark, additional design choices) $18/month (password-protect infographics; private sharing; PDF and PNG exports) None, currently in beta Cost for premium templates; $19/month for premium access (export to PDF or PNG; premium charts and icons; premium themes)

None, you pay for premium stock photos

15-day free trial; $3.99/month for academic groups of > 5; otherwise, $3.99/month
Themes 137, including 7 free and a blank theme 10 themes; 6 free 16 20+, constantly adding more

Too many to count

Export Files JPEG, PNG, PDF (beta) Only in Pro JPEG PDF or PNG (premium only) PDF or PNG JPEG, PNG, SVG
Embeddable? Yes Yes, with Responsive Design Yes Unclear No Yes
Import Data Excel and Google Spreadsheets XLS, CSV, or live data (e.g., Google Spreadsheets) No No No Google Spreadsheets or Fusion
Keyboard Controls? Yes N/A Yes No Yes Yes
Etc. Graphics are search engine-readable. Works best in Chrome. Serious social media integrations.