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Fabric.js vs Raphael: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fabric.js as "The easiest way to work with HTML5 canvas". It provides interactive object model on top of canvas element. Fabric also has SVG-to-canvas (and canvas-to-SVG) parser. Using Fabric.js, you can create and populate objects on canvas; objects like simple geometrical shapes. On the other hand, Raphael is detailed as "JavaScript library that draws Vector graphics for web sites". It is a cross-browser JavaScript library that draws Vector graphics for web sites. It will use SVG for most browsers, but will use VML for older versions of Internet Explorer.

Fabric.js and Raphael are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Fabric.js are:

  • Cross-browser Fast
  • Encapsulated in one object
  • No browser sniffing for critical functionality

On the other hand, Raphael provides the following key features:

  • Cross-browser
  • Designed specifically for artists and graphic designers
  • You are given the power of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to be able to use your web browser to created detailed drawings

Fabric.js and Raphael are both open source tools. It seems that Fabric.js with 13.4K GitHub stars and 2.15K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Raphael with 10.3K GitHub stars and 1.59K GitHub forks.

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What is Fabric.js?

It provides interactive object model on top of canvas element. Fabric also has SVG-to-canvas (and canvas-to-SVG) parser. Using Fabric.js, you can create and populate objects on canvas; objects like simple geometrical shapes

What is Raphael?

It is a cross-browser JavaScript library that draws Vector graphics for web sites. It will use SVG for most browsers, but will use VML for older versions of Internet Explorer.

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